Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/20/14
C.J. Spiller’s step-grandfather went on a shooting spree down in Florida and then ended up killing himself right after everything took place, according to Yahoo! Sports. Authorities say the shooter is Hubert Allen Jr., and WCJB identified him as the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. Spiller played and started as usual during the Bills’ preseason game on Saturday afternoon at Washington. He scored a touchdown in the first quarter. According to WCJB, Union County Sheriff Jerry Whitehead said Allen, Spiller’s step-grandfather, shot a man at his former place of business, went to the business owner’s farm and shot three people, then went home and shot himself. Authorities don’t know a motive. Allen started shooting at Pritchett Trucking, where he used to work. He shot David Griffis, who is in critical condition, WCJB reported. Allen then went to Marvin Pritchett’s farm and shot and killed him and farmhandRolando Gonzalez, WCJB reported. He also shot Lewis Mabrey Jr., who is in critical condition, according to the report. Allen then went home and shot himself. Spiller didn’t know about what his step-grandfather had done prior to this past weekend’s preseason game. The Bills announced that they’ve excused Spiller. Marrone: @CJSPILLER will return to the #Bills on Sunday. He's been excused for personal reasons. — Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 27, 2013     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post C.J. Spiller excused for personal reasons after his step-grandfather committed a murder-suicide appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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