Former Seahawks player T.J. Cunningham dies at the age of 46 | Bleacher's report



LAWRENCE, KS - NOVEMBER 14: TJ Cunningham # 8 back defender of the University of Colorado at Boulder Buffaloes intercepts the ball against the University of Kansas Jayhawks at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas on November 14, 1992. The Buffaloes won 25-18. (Photo by Bernstein Associates / Getty Images)

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Former Seattle Seahawks safety T. J. Cunningham died Sunday at the age of 46.

According to CNN's Melissa Alonso, police said Cunningham was shot dead by 31-year-old Marcus Johnson after an argument over a parking spot in Centennial, Colorado.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion of attempted first degree murder.

Cunningham played for the Seahawks in 1996 after a brilliant college career at the University of Colorado.

The Seahawks selected Cunningham with the 209th pick of the NFL draft sixth round in 1996. He appeared in nine games during his first and only season in the NFL and recorded a breakaway recovery before a knee injury does not cut his career.

The Colorado Buffaloes tweeted the following in memory of Cunningham:

By Fox31 Denver KDVRCunningham served as an assistant director at Hinkley High School in Colorado following his retirement from the NFL.

TMZ Sports noted that Cunningham is survived by his wife and five children.


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