The University of Colorado and Seattle Seahawks families have suffered a loss on Monday.
Former Buffaloes and Seahawks player, Anthony "T.J." Cunningham, was fatally shot in an alleged dispute over a parking space. Cunningham was 46 years old and at the time was serving as the assistant principal of Hinkley High School in Colorado.
Authorities have identified the man shot in a dispute with a neighbor over the weekend as TJ Cunningham, an assistant principal at Hinkley High School and former CU football player.https://t.co/crkbmvc0UP— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) February 18, 2019
The man that is said to be responsible for the deadly shooting, Marcus Johnson, 31, is being held on a first-degree murder charge.
Cunningham played wide receiver and defensive back at Colorado before being selected by the Seahawks in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft as a safety. However, injuries quickly derailed his career and he played in just nine games before Seattle released him. He never logged a snap in an NFL game after that.
Prayers to the Cunningham family!! TJ was one of the most passionate people I had the opportunity to play with at Colorado. He would challenge you everyday on and off the field and was a true leader!! He will be deeply missed 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/f3KR1LYxql— Darrin Chiaverini (@CoachChev6) February 18, 2019
This unspeakable tragedy only gets worse considering Cunningham was married with children.
One can only hope justice is served after such a heinous incident.