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C.J. Spiller’s step-grandfather kills himself after shooting spree

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Authorities in Florida say Hubert Allen Jr., the step-grandfather of Bills running back C.J. Spiller, shot four co-workers, killing two of them, before committing suicide.

According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Allen played a pivotal role in raising Spiller.

Spiller played in the Bills’ preseason game on Saturday shortly after news about the shooting broke. Spiller left the game with a knee injury and did not speak to the media afterward. Bills coach Doug Marrone said he knew about the shooting before the game.

“I did know that the situation did occur prior to us playing,” Marrone said. “I didn’t know anything about any facts or anything like that and I still just became aware of the facts that there are media reports out there, but I have no idea of what exactly is true and what’s going on. . . . As far as I know he knew that there was something that happened personally, but we really didn’t have any information prior to the game. I was aware of the various media reports right after the game, but no one knows all the facts so I’m not going to comment at this time.”

Police say Allen, who was 72, killed his longtime boss, 80-year-old Marvin Pritchett, killed former co-worker Rolando Gonzalez-Delgado, who was 28.

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7 Responses to “C.J. Spiller’s step-grandfather kills himself after shooting spree”
  1. fxg0201 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:06 AM

    May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand

    Amen

  2. walkedintoabar says: Aug 25, 2013 10:15 AM

    So sad. RIP. Prayers going out to all involved.

  3. southridge23 says: Aug 25, 2013 10:38 AM

    Yikes..having met CJ a couple times, he’s such a down to earth good-hearted kid, I couldn’t imagine the pain of something like this..smh..

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 25, 2013 12:00 PM

    Condolences to all involved. Saw that in the news but had no idea the shootings were connected to an nfl team in this way.

  5. lewiscafarella says: Aug 25, 2013 1:09 PM

    We’re all praying for you and your family CJ. I still think he will get 2000 yards #RealCJ2k spread the word peeps

  6. zeeman911 says: Aug 25, 2013 9:40 PM

    Aaron Hernandez should have turned the gun on himself too after his murders. Now this loser is gonna suck millions out of the legal system for the next 60 years…..

  7. chazatlas says: Aug 25, 2013 11:42 PM

    Terrible tragedy, God speed to all families involved. Having watched C.J. play college ball here in Upstate, SC, I can tell you without question he is one of the most humble, bright spots the NFL has today.

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