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** FILE ** In this Nov. 28, 2010, file photo, San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver (27) grabs a fumble during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. A medical examiner near Atlanta says Oliver has committed suicide. Cobb County investigators say the 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night, Sept. 24, 2013, at his home in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Police say Oliver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)
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** FILE ** In this Nov. 28, 2010, file photo, San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver (27) grabs a fumble during an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. A medical examiner near Atlanta says Oliver has committed suicide. Cobb County investigators say the 29-year-old Oliver was found dead Tuesday night, Sept. 24, 2013, at his home in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta. Police say Oliver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (AP Photo/AJ Mast, File)

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