Titans WR O.J. Murdock commits suicide

Posted Jul 31, 2012
Aaron Wilson

Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock has committed suicide, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to Tampa police. According to a police release, Murdock's body in his car was discovered by officers at 8:30 a.m. in front of Middleton High School. Murdock was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition where he died at 10:43 a.m. Murdock was 25 years old

Murdock was placed on the reserve/did not report list when he didn't show up for training camp.

“We are shocked and saddened to hear of O.J. Murdock’s death this morning," the Titans said in a statement. "In his brief time here, a number of our players, coaches and staff had grown close to O.J., and this is a difficult time for them. He spent the last year battling back from an Achilles injury as he prepared for this year’s training camp. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends as they try to cope with this tragedy.”

Murdock is a former undrafted free agent from Fort Hays State who spent his rookie season on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.

Murdock generated 1,987 yards and 20 touchdowns at Fort Hays after previously attending South Carolina and Pearl River Community College.

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