San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver
died at the age of 29.
According to the Union-Tribune, Oliver committed suicide. Unfortunately, the
Chargers organization is no stranger to this type of tragedy. Legendary
linebacker Junior Seau took his own life in May 2012.
"Everyone in the Chargers family is sad today after hearing the news about
Paul," the team said in a statement. "He was part of our family for five
years. At just 29 years old, he still had a lifetime in front of him. Right
now all of our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most
The Chargers used a fourth-round pick in the 2007 supplemental draft to take
Oliver, a Georgia product. He appeared in 57 NFL games, all with San Diego
from 2008 to 2011, making 12 starts, and totaled 144 tackles, one sack and
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