Former Cincinnati Bengal Terrell Roberts Shot and Killed at Grandmother's Home in San Francisco

CINCINNATI - 2005:  Terrell Roberts of the Cincinnati Bengals poses for his 2005 NFL headshot at photo day in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Getty Images)
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Former NFL defensive back Terrell Roberts was innocently visiting his grandmother in Richmond, California this past week.

Sadly, tragedy entered the picture, as the 38-year-old was shot and killed in the backyard of the home after someone broke into the property.

According to Roberts' family, the former Oregon State Beaver and Cincinnati Bengal had a "heart of gold" and was not "mixed up in anything bad."

Roberts played two seasons in the NFL for the Bengals from 2003-2004, appearing in 23 games, and registering 29 combined tackles, one sack and one interception.

As of Thursday afternoon, no suspects are in custody. Based on the information given, this seems like a burglary gone wrong. No matter the reason, this is a sad and unfortunate event, to say the least.

The California native was a hard-hitting and beloved DB during his time in Corvallis as well, leading the Beavers to a Fiesta Bowl.