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Family of Former NFL Player Sues League Over his Death

Former San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints defensive back Paul Oliver committed suicide last year. Oliver, who was only 28 at the time of his death, shot himself in front of his wife and two sons last September at his home on Marietta, Georgia. Now over a year removed from this tragedy, Oliver’s family is suing the NFL for wrongful death (via The suit alleges that...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Family of Ex-Chargers DB Paul Oliver sues NFL over his suicide

The relatives of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver have sued the National Football League for wrongful death, claiming that concussions contributed to his suicide last year, the Associated Press reports. Oliver’s wife and sons are also suing the Chargers, the New Orleans Saints and the corporations that own several helmet manufacturers, alleging fraud and negligence...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Oliver's family sues over suicide of former defensive back

  The family of former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver is suing the NFL and the team for wrongful death, blaming sports-related concussions for his suicide last year. The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles, also names helmet manufacturers and the New Orleans Saints -- where Oliver attended training camp. It says the 29-year-old shot himself in front of his wife and...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Oliver killed himself in front of family

Former Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver shot himself in front of his wife and two young sons when he committed suicide last week in his Georgia home, CNN reported. The 29-year-old hadn't played since 2011 and was depressed over the end of his career and marital problems, his wife said. She told police that they got into an argument on Sept. 24. Oliver had been drinking, she...
Via Fox Sports
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Charger killed himself in front of his wife and children

As a federal law enforcement officer, I couldn’t imagine something to this nature.  Paul Oliver was a former supplemental draft pick for the San Diego Chargers, who killed himself last week. The Police report was a fascinating one, which is just wrong and horrible, especially for the family.  The report that both Oliver and his […]
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
October 02, 2013  |  1 Comment

Former Charger Paul Oliver dead at 29

Sad news today as we learned that former San Diego Chargers’ safety Paul Oliver was found dead at 29. The Chargers’ released a statement but didn’t give a cause of death however columnist Kevin Acee says it was suicide. Chargers’ statement: Everyone in the Chargers family is sad today after hearing the news about Paul.  He was part of our family for five years.  At just...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL player Oliver commits suicide

A medical examiner near Atlanta says former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has committed suicide. Cobb County investigators say the 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night at his home in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Police say Oliver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. In a statement, Chargers officials said Oliver was a 2007 fourth...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Oliver commits suicide

Former San Diego Chargers DB Paul Oliver has committed suicide at age 29, according to a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers acknowledged his death in a statement on Wednesday. "Everyone in the Chargers family is sad today after hearing the news about Paul," the team said. "He was part of our family for five years. At just 29 years old, he still had...
Via Fox Sports
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Paul Oliver, Former San Diego Chargers Safety, Found Dead

Over sixteen months after the shocking suicide of legendary linebacker Junior Seau, another devastating loss has rocked the Chargers franchise.Paul Oliver, 29, a Georgia alum who played four seasons with the San Diego Chargers, was found dead on Wednesday.Details aren't fully known or verified, but initial word from Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune is that it was a suicide...
Via Football Nation
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Charger Paul Oliver dead at 29 from a reported suicide

Former Georgia Bulldogs and San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver has died. According to reports, Oliver has tragically taken his own life.
Via Gamedayr
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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