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O.J. Murdock funeral services set for Saturday

Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Funeral services for NFL player and former Middleton High football and track star O.J. Murdock will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Calvary Tabernacle, 10930 U.S. 301 N. in Thonotosassa

Murdock died Monday in what police said was a apparent suicide.

Pastor James Wolfe will preside over the services. Murdock's interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery in Tampa.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church, with the family present from 7 to 8.

Murdock, 25, died Monday from what Tampa police said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. H

He was found alone in his Dodge Challenger about 8:30 a.m. Monday just outside the fence of Middleton's Abe Brown Stadium. Police said Murdock left behind a suicide note but would not reveal its contents because the case is still under investigation.

Murdock was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition but died at 10:43 a.m.

Last Friday, he was scheduled to report to preseason training camp with his NFL team, the Tennessee Titans, but told coaches he had to take care of personal matters.