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                    === Bills' Spiller excused from team ===
 
 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