The news that has rippled through the NFL this morning is Tennessee Titans wide receiver, and former South Carolina Gamecock, O.J. Murdock has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Murdock signed with the Titans as an undrafted free agent last year and was recovering from an Achilles injury when he was found this morning in his car in front of a Florida high school.
Via SB Nation's Titans blog, Music City Miracles, here is the team's official statement on Murdock's stunning passing:
"We are shocked and saddened to hear of O.J. Murdock's death this morning. 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."
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