George Montgomery

GEORGE MONTGOMERY, 43, running back with Arizona State, 1989-93, committed suicide by shooting himself at the end of July 2014 and was found to have CTE.  He had also been in the Philadelphia Eagles organization and played a couple years in Europe.  His mother, Denese, contends that Montgomery did not commit suicide: “My child wouldn’t kill himself.”  On 7/31/14 hikers found his body floating face down in Beaver Creek in Yavapai County (AZ), whose medical examiner determined from an autopsy that Montgomery shot himself 3 times and sustained 4 wounds, 2 shots entering the heart.  Investigators found a .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun in the water, according to the police report.  It had one hollow-point round in the chamber, but the five-round magazine was empty.  Authorities tracked the gun to San Diego, where it had been reported stolen in 2011.  A representative from the Arizona Attorney General’s Office told sheriff’s deputies that Montgomery had been investigated before and was the “main target” in a criminal case that had sprung from a $3 million Ponzi scheme.–“Mother seeks answers in son’s mysterious death”, The Arizona Republic 5/26/15, Matthew Casey.  From USAtoday.com.

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