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Ex-NFL player Paul Oliver commits suicide in Ga.

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A medical examiner near Atlanta says former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has committed suicide.

Cobb County investigators say the 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night at his home in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.

Police say Oliver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

In a statement, Chargers officials said Oliver was a 2007 fourth-round supplemental draft pick from the University of Georgia. Oliver was academically ineligible his senior year and was unable to return to UGA's squad.

Oliver played for the Chargers from 2007 to 2011. Club officials Oliver's best season was 2010, when he started eight times and recorded 62 tackles.

Oliver was released by the New Orleans Saints after training camp in 2011, and returned to San Diego that season.

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