Former Oiler Grimsley found dead

February 7, 2008 3:35:47 AM PST
There's tragic news out of Ft. Bend County where a former Oilers player was found dead. John Grimsley, who played with the Oilers from 1984 through 1990, was found dead in his Missouri City home from an apparent gunshot wound. The discovery was made shortly after a 911 call Wednesday morning.

At this point, investigators don't think there was any foul play.

"This does not appear to be a crime of violence. It appears to be a very tragic accident," said MCPD Detective Steve Glave.

"I don't know all of the details at this point, but it is certainly terrible news," said Tennessee Titans owner K.S. 'Bud' Adams, Jr., in a statement. "John was a fine player for us and part of the group that helped rebuild the Oilers into a perennial playoff team in the late 80's and early 90's. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time." The incident remains under investigation. Stay with Eyewitness News and abc13.com for the very latest on this breaking story.

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