Titan Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
Officers discovered wide receiver O.J. Murdock, 25, wounded around 8:30 a.m. in his car in front of Middleton High School.
Murdock was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead at 10:43 a.m., Tampa police said.
Murdock was signed by the Titans in July 2011. However, he was placed on the injured reserve list prior to the 2011 season after hurting his right foot during training camp.
Friday, Murdock was listed on the Titans’ “did not report list,” after he was absent at the beginning of the team’s training camp in Nashville. Team officials said Murdock had called Friday to say he wouldn’t be present for the start of training camp for personal reasons, but no one was expecting to get this news.
Murdock was a star-athlete at Middleton High who would go on to play at the University of South Carolina and Fort Hayes State University before signing with the Titans in 2011.