Report: Titans' receiver Murdock dies

Player died of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police reportedly said

Author: By The Sports Xchange
Published On: Jul 30 2012 05:42:46 PM EDT
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Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, police said, according to a report by the Tampa Tribune. Police said he shot himself on the grounds of Middleton High School, the Tampa Tribune reported.

Murdock was on the Titans' did not report list Saturday and coach Mike Munchak said the designation was for "personal reasons."

A former Middleton and South Carolina football player, Murdock spent last season on injured reserve with the Titans due to an Achilles injury. Murdock entered the NFL in August 2011 as an undrafted free agent with Tennessee.

Murdock had been with the Titans in the offseason to rehab from his injury.

He was discovered Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. in front of the high school, according to the Nashville Tennessean, and transported to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition.