​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.

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.

This unspeakable tragedy only gets worse considering Cunningham was married with children.


One can only hope justice is served after such a heinous incident.