Titans WR Murdock dies from self-inflicted gunshot

Posted July 30, 2012 @ 11:55 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 11:55 a.m. ET, Monday, July 30

Titans WR O.J. Murdock died Monday after an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Tampa Bay Times is reporting.

Police officers found Murdock in his car in front of Middleton High School at about 8:30 a.m. ET on Monday. He died at 10:43 a.m.

Murdock spent the 2011 season on injured reserve after suffering a right foot injury in camp. He signed with the Titans as a rookie free agent last July. Murdock had not been at training camp for “personal” reasons. 

“We are shocked and saddened to hear of O.J. Murdock’s death this morning," the Titans said in a statement the team released Monday 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.”