Today, the football world is mourning the lost of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver.
According to reports, a medical examiner confirmed that the 29-year-old died from a self-inclined gunshot wound around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. His body was found that evening in his Marietta, Ga. home, about 20 mile northwest of Atlanta.
Oliver was best known for his stint with the Chargers from 2007-2011.
“Everyone in the Chargers family is sad today after hearing the news about Paul,” the team released in a statement. “He was part of our family for five years. At just 29 years old, he still had a lifetime in front of him. Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time.”
Denver Broncos cornerback Quentin Jammer described his former teammate as a great guy.
“He was a good friend of mine. Great guy. Great guy,” Jammer said in an interview with USA TODAY Sports. “I mean, the early reports were that he committed suicide, and he just didn’t seem like that type of guy. You never know what somebody is going through, what’s going on in somebody’s life.”
Mark Richt, Oliver’s college coach, described the news as “heartbreaking.”
“I was crushed this morning when I heard it, quite frankly,” the University of Georgia football coach said. “I haven’ t been able to keep it off my mind, to be honest with you. We have to find a way to reach out and help any way we can.”
The athlete left behind a wife and two children.
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