Titans WR Murdock dies
Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock died Monday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
According to a news release distributed by the Tampa Police Department, Orenthal James Murdock was found in his car in front of Middleton High School around 8:30 a.m. He was transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition where he died at 10:43 a.m.
Murdock signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent last year. He missed the entire season with an Achilles injury.
The 25-year-old had not reported to camp this month due to personal reasons.
"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."
07/30 17:42:52 ET