Another former NFL player dead.
Tragic end: former Indianapolis Colts star Zurlon Tipton is dead after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach reports say.
The former NFL player died after he had reportedly taken his car to be serviced and his gun accidentally discharged and fired a round into his stomach.
The NFL and its elite players over the years have been regularly marred by incidents of drugs, alcohol, weapons possession, violence even death.
Zurlon Tipton was another case of unnecessary tragedy that has hounded the celebrity players of the NFL.
Tipton played for the colts as a running back in the 2014 and 2015 season.
The 26 year old had taken his car to be serviced in Detroit when he unwittingly shot himself.
Espn reported that the .45-calibre semi-automatic pistol went of as Tipton was reaching into his duffel bag.
He was rushed to hospital and appeared to be in stable condition, before his condition took a turn for the worst, and he died on Tuesday.
He had once been arrested for by the police for firing a weapon. Two guns were found on him at the time of his arrest then.
Former team mates of the late NFL player have taken to social media to express their sadness.