Former NFL player Antonio Dennard was shot and killed early Sunday morning outside Legends bar in Houston. The 32-year-old was reportedly shot around 2:30am and was pronounced dead by the hospital.
This is a developing story, and not much is known about the circumstances leading up to the shooting. However, police are investigating and are asking for any witnesses to come forward.
Antonio Dennard played for the Arizona Cardinals from 2012 to 2014. He was originally signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2012. After being released by the Cardinals, Dennard bounced around between a few different teams but never made it back to the NFL. Most recently, he had been working as a barber in Houston.
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Dennard’s death is a tragedy, and our thoughts are with his friends and family during this difficult time. We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
It’s a tragic story when anyone, let alone an NFL player, dies so young. Antonio Dennard was just 32 years old when he was killed in a shooting outside of a bar in Phoenix, Arizona. We may never know what led to the events of that night, but we do know that violence like this is all too common in our society. As we mourn the loss of Antonio Dennard, let’s remember all the other victims of gun violence and pledge to do better as a community.