Former Oilers Player Apparent Victim Of Gun Cleaning Accident

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MISSOURI CITY -- Police in Missouri City believe former Houston Oilers linebacker John Grimsley died in an accidental shooting while cleaning a gun.

A neighbor today found Grimsley's body.

Fort Bend County Justice of the Peace Joel Clouser says
Grimsley's wife, who was out of town, wasn't able to reach her
husband -- so she had a neighbor check on him.

The neighbor -- who has keys to the Grimsley house -- found his
body on the floor.

Clouser says it appears the 45-year-old former NLF player was in
the process of cleaning his gun, with his table covered with
newspapers and tools laid out.

An autopsy has been ordered.

Grimsley was drafted by Houston in 1984 and played with the
Oilers until 1990. He later played for Miami.

Grimsley was born in Canton, Ohio. He attended the University of

Grimsley is survived by his wife and two college-age sons.