Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - The Buffalo Bills have excused running back C.J. Spiller from the team to tend to the tragic passing of his grandfather, who is the subject of an alleged shooting incident over the weekend.
Spiller's grandfather, 72-year-old Hubert Allen Jr., allegedly went on a shooting spree in northern Florida, killing two men and wounding two others before shooting and killing himself.
"I talked to (C.J.) when we landed from the Washington game and I excused him to be able to go back (home) and handle his personal situation," Bills head coach Doug Marrone said Monday. "I don't have anything more to report than really what I said before as far as what has been in the paper. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims as well as C.J. and his family."
Spiller has carried the ball 19 times for 102 yards and a touchdown this preseason.
08/26 18:15:35 ET
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