Tennessee Titans wide receiver O.J. Murdock died from what appear to be self-inflicted gunshot wounds, according to Tampa, Fla., police.
Murdock was found Monday in his car, which was parked outside Middleton High School, his alma mater. The 25-year-old was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“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.”
Murdock had yet to play a down for the Titans after making the team as an undrafted signee in 2011. After hurting his right Achilles early in training camp last year, he spent the season on injured reserve.