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Former Seattle Seahawks safety T.J. Cunningham died Sunday at the age of 46.
According to Melissa Alonso of CNN, police said Cunningham was shot and killed by 31-year-old Marcus Johnson after a dispute over a parking spot in Centennial, Colorado.
Johnson was arrested on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder.
Cunningham played for the Seahawks in 1996 after a standout collegiate career at the University of Colorado.
The Seahawks selected Cunningham with the 209th overall pick in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL draft. He appeared in nine games during his first and only NFL season and recorded one fumble recovery before a knee injury cut his career short.
The Colorado Buffaloes’ tweeted the following in remembrance of Cunningham:
Colorado Buffaloes @cubuffs
T.J. Cunningham was a tremendous part of the CU community and touched countless others beyond Boulder
“We were deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the death of T.J. Cunningham. He was a good family man and had a strong passion for working with young people.” https://t.co/LKsgivdQ81
Per Fox31 Denver KDVR, Cunningham served as an assistant principal at Hinkley High School in Colorado following his retirement from the NFL.
TMZ Sports noted Cunningham is survived by his wife and five children.