Antonio Armstrong, born Antonio Donnell Shorter on October 15, 1973, died on July 29, 2016. Armstrong and his wife, Dawn, were shot and killed in their bedroom. Their 16-year-old son was charged with the murders.
Miami Dolphins 1995
San Francisco 49ers 1995
St Louis Rams 1996
BC Lions 1998-1999
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 2000-2001
Jonathan Bailey and his twin brother, Janson, were stabbed during a fight outside a bar in College Station, Texas. Bailey died but his brother survived. A former Marine was acquitted in the stabbing death.
Marlin Barnes died on 4/13/1996 at age 22. Barnes and a friend, Timwanika Lumpkins, were murdered in a UM campus apartment complex. Labrant Dennis, Lumpkins’ ex-boyfriend, was convicted of fatally beating them to death.
University of Miami Hurricanes 1994-1995
Trevor Berbick was born on 8/1/1955. He died on 10/28/2006 at age 51 from a gunshot wound.
David Mark Berger was born 6/24/1944 in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He died 9/6/1972 at age 28 of gunshot wounds from a terrorist attack in the “Munich Massacre” during the 1972 Summer Olympic games in Munich, Germany.
Lyman Wesley Bostock, Jr. was born 11/22/1950 in Birmingham, AL. He died 9/24/1978 at age 27 from a gunshot wound. After a game in Chicago, Bostock visited his uncle. While stopped at a light, a car pulled up alongside them. The driver of the second car fired one shot from a shotgun. The assailant, Leonard Smith, did not even know Bostock. The blast was intended for his estranged wife, who was along for the ride as a guest of Bostock’s uncle. The blast missed the woman but struck Bostock in the left temple and he died two hours later. Bostock had known the woman in the car for about 20 minutes.
Minnesota Twins 1975-1977
California Angels 1978
Bradford was shot and killed on the night of September 30, 2007. He had been sitting in his car when four former high school classmates tried to rob him of $7,400 he had won at a casino. He was 21 at the time.
University of Memphis
Shane Clifton Curry was born on 4/7/1968 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He died on 5/4/1992 at age 24 from a gunshot. Curry was shot in the head during an argument over a blocked vehicle in a parking lot outside Brandy’s Lounge in Cincinnati. Police charged a 15-year-old boy with felonious assault. Curry was going to be entering his second season with the Indianapolis Colts.
University of Miami Hurricanes 1987-1989
Indianapolis Colts 1991
Vernon “The Viper” Forrest
Vernon Forrest was born on 2/12/1971 in Augusta, Georgia. He died on 7/25/2009 at age 38 in Atlanta, Georgia from gunshot wounds. According to police, Forrest stopped at a gas station to put air in the tires of his Jaguar. He was approached by two men in an apparent carjacking attempt. Forrest was shot in the back about eight times.
Ze’ev Friedman was born 6/10/1944. He died 9/6/1972 at age 28 of gunshot wounds from a terrorist attack in the “Munich Massacre” during the 1972 Summer Olympic games in Munich, Germany.
Jasper Howard died on 10/18/09 at age 20 from a stabbing. Howard was stabbed to death in an altercation outside an on-campus dance about nine hours after a win against Louisville.
Miami Edison High School
University of Connecticut
Freddie Brown Lane, Jr. was born on 9/6/1975 in Franklin, Tennessee. He died on 7/6/2000 at age 24 in Charlotte, North Carolina from gunshot wounds.In 2000, Lane was traded to the Indianapolis Colts but was shot and killed by his wife before playing there.
Carolina Panthers 1997-1999
Steve LaTreal McNair was born on 2/14/1973 in Mount Olive, Mississippi. He died on 7/4/2009 at age 36 in Nashville, Tennessee from gunshot wounds. On July 4, 2009, McNair was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds in his residence. A 20-year-old female was found dead nearby.
Alcorn State University
Houston Oilers / Tennessee Oilers / Titans 1995–2005
Baltimore Ravens 2006–20073 time Pro-Bowl
Bryan Sidney Pata was born on 8/12/1984. He died on 11/7/2006 at age 22 from a gunshot wound. Pata was murdered in his apartment complex in Kendall (Miami). The case remains unsolved.
University of Miami Hurricanes
Howard Porter was born on 8/31/1948 in Stuart, FL. He died on 5/27/2007 at age 58 in Minneapolis, MN from being beaten to death. At the time of his death, Porter was employed as a probation officer. He disappeared on May 18, 2007 and was found in an alley, severely beaten, in the early morning of May 19, 2008. He died of his injuries on May 27, 2007. Police later arrested Rashad Arthur Raleigh and charged him with Porter’s murder.
Forward / Center
New York Knicks
New Jersey Nets
Mark Slavin was born 1/31/1954. He died 9/6/1972 at age 18 of gunshot wounds from a terrorist attack in the “Munich Massacre” during the 1972 Summer Olympic games in Munich, Germany.
Israeli Greco Roman Wrestler
Dernell Renauld Stenson was born on 6/17/1978 in LaGrange, GA. He died on 11/5/2003 at age 25 in Chandler, AZ from murder. Darnell was the apparent victim of a carjacking. He was bound, shot, and run over with his own vehicle. Four men were arrested and charged with the crime.
Cincinnati Reds 2003
Sean Michael Maurice Taylor was born on 4/1/83 in Miami, Florida. He died on 11/27/2007 at age 24 in Palmetto Bay (Miami) from gunshot wounds. Taylor was shot in the upper leg (femoral artery) by an armed intruder at his home, where he had been recuperating
from a football injury.
University of Miami Hurricanes
Washington Redskins 2004-2007
Ed Thomas died on June 24, 2009 at age 58 in Waterloo, Iowa from gunshot wounds.Mark Becker, a former player, was charged with first degree murder. Thomas, a one time high school coach of the year, was gunned down in front of students participating in an off-season workout in the school’s weight room.
Aplington-Parkersburg High School
Ronney Vargas died on 8/16/2008 in Bronx, NY from a gunshot wound. Vargas, a promising undefeated boxer and three-time Daily News Golden Gloves champion was shot to death after getting into a fight at a Bronx bodega.
Darrent Williams was born 9/27/1982. He died 1/1/2007 at age 24 from a gunshot wound.
Oklahoma State University
Denver Broncos 2005-2006