Former Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock has died after suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot-wound in an apparent suicide in Tampa, Florida.
Titans beat writer Jim Wyatt reported the tragic news:
UPDATE: #Titans receiver O.J. Murdock has died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning in Tampa
— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) July 30, 2012
Murdock was a former standout at Middleton High School, where his body was found in his car (per USA Today). Murdock was rushed to the hospital, but was in critical condition and passed away late this morning.
Murdock graduated in 2006 from Middleton High School. He recorded a combined 1,762 yards and 18 touchdowns on 90 receptions in his junior and senior years. He attended the University of South Carolina. He was dismissed from the team after four games for grand theft. After being dismissed, Murdock transferred to Division-II Fort Hays State.
The 25-year-old was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Titans in 2011 but never played a game for Tennessee, as he was placed on injured reserve due to an Achilles injury. Murdock had not reported to Titans training camp last week, even though he had recovered from the injury.
No other information has been released regarding this extremely sad news.