Skip to comments.Ex-NFL player Oliver commits suicide (Charger
Posted on 09/25/2013 6:11:15 PM PDT by South40
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.
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Sad, very sad.
Piers Morgan can’t wait to count this in his latest gun ‘murder’ statistics.
Yes, yet another black life taken with the hands of a black man. Piers will be all over that.
Maybe this is silly but in that photo he has unhappy eyes. There looks to be much sadness there.
so young :(
Indeed. They are the eyes of some one who seems to have lost all hope. So much pain there.....
That’s very sad.
Not silly, I can see it. He didn’t look happy in that photo.
Uh-oh! The brain-damage/concussion freaks will start posting in 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1.....
Permanent solution to a temporary problem.
So sad. Prayers for the family.
Sounds like no team would sign him....gotta find a way to pay for the million-dollar mansion and flipping burgers ain’t gonna cut it.
Despair can lead to suicide, even for the unrecognized father that seems to think it’s the remedy for the lost job, financial debt, humiliation, and sense of inadequacy.
I’ve never been suicidal, but financial stress completely sucks.
I really don't like that saying. I see it on almost every suicide thread here.
I'm about 20 years older than this guy, and I've been dealing with things in my head for over 30 years. Does that sound 'temporary'?
I'm still here, holding together, staying in the fight.
>> Permanent solution to a temporary problem.
A cynic would argue that life is temporary.
That's good to know. I remember when TrappedInLiberalHell offed himself, what, 10 years ago?
In the end the only thing a person truly has is time.
Are you a creative musician, or mostly performance oriented?
A cynic is a pessimist with a sense of humour.
About 4 1/2 years ago, I came DAMN close. Scared me so bad I don’t have to worry about that happening anytime soon.
Well, the thing to remember is that no one dies laughing... not at least intentionally. So, here’s to being the cynic.
I would say a little of both. Played professionally for 22 years, and have about 4 compositions that need to be put to paper.
He told me he had never seen a suicide who had a smile on their face.
Lemme guess, never had to study in high school or college, probably never cracked a book and found himself needing a real job with no skills, education or experience.
Might have made a good Mall Cop tackling petty thieves
I ask because I find the process of composition generally depressing, but not playing what’s already written. There are a lot of things in life that are tedious, boring, stressful, and downright horrid, but composition is in a category unto itself; as such, I tend to avoid it.
I have found the most helpful “therapy” is getting outside and looking around, shutting down the internal dialogue.
And music. Music ALWAYS helps. Here’s a favorite of mine:
(Yeah, Daryl Hannah actually sang the backup vocals.)
Good advice on all and music is a biggie for me even if it is a sad song.
Thank you for that. I have always had a less than positive opinion of Clarence’s tone, but that doesn’t take away from the message.
How many concussions did he have over his years of playing football??
Keep fighting. Keep living.
Didn’t mean to hijack your thread, just had to comment on something.
Very sad. May he he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord everlasting.
Glad you made it through. That’s a victory in itself.
No worries my FRiend. :-)
“How many concussions did he have over his years of playing football??”
I have no idea. I had never heard of him until this thread.
Self-murder is always sad, especially for those left behind. But it is always murder.
I know exactly how you feel. People who have never had those feelings do not know what it is like.
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