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D'Jon Barclay killed
NEWS 10/06/2039 12:20 AM ET
D'Jon Barclay killed

Kernshaw Phillips
Deputy Sports Editor, Huntington Courier

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Barclay in a 2032 Bengals practice.
Reports are confirming that troubled ex-Cincinnati Bengals Linebacker D'Jon Barclay has been killed in a shooting near his home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Initial eyewitness reports suggest Barclay was speaking with friends two blocks from his home in Westminster, when a black sedan with more than one occupant approached. Automatic or semi-automatic gunfire was reported.

Witnesses described Barclay suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen. He was rushed to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The Bengals and the NFL are yet to comment.

Drafted in 2029's second round, Barclay had enjoyed some initial success before becoming embroiled in a string of controversies.

He was convicted in 2030 for drug possession in Philadelphia, and was arrested on multiple occasions in Baton Rouge and Los Angeles for allegedly assaulting his former fiance, Kaya Trumaine. Charges were dropped each time.

He was released by the Bengals last year after the then-latest assault charge, against a fan. He lost a civil case against him stemming from that incident, being ordered to pay costs of $180,000.

Friends and relatives have been concerned for Barclay since his NFL career ended, describing a period of unpredictable behavior, possibly fuelled by a drug habit.

Femmes 50 focused its outrage on Barclay in August, after he was filmed shoving two female patrons at a Houston restaurant, citing his string of alleged assaults against Ms. Trumaine.

The college feminist organization exploded last week after Ms. Trumaine made another allegation of assault against Barclay which she did not withdraw. Her body was found washed up on the banks of the Mississippi River last Friday. The cause of death was found to be strangling.

Femmes 50 vowed retaliation in response to the murder.

The Huntington Courier has contacted Femmes 50 for comment.
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