Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports Titans receiver O.J. Murdock died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning in Tampa, Fla., police said. Murdock shot himself in front of his high school in Tampa, according to the Tampa Tribune.
The Titans had placed Murdock on their did not report list over the weekend. When asked about Murdock’s absence, coach Mike Munchak said it was for “personal reasons.”
The Titans have been alerted of the situation and are gathering more information, a team spokesman said.
Murdock, a standout at Middleton High School in Tampa, was discovered by deputies in his car around 8:30 a.m. in front of the school.