Former NFL WR Reche Caldwell Shot And Killed In Botched Robbery

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Sad news out of Tampa, Florida as former NFL wide receiver Reche Caldwell was shot and killed on Saturday while on a date with his girlfriend.

TMZ reports:

Caldwell’s mother tells us … Reche — real name Donald Caldwell — was getting ready to take his girlfriend out on a date when he went back inside his home to grab a jacket.

Reche’s GF says the former player was “ambushed” by a “couple of people” who jumped out of bushes trying to rob him.

We’re told Reche was shot in the leg and chest — and someone called 911.

Unfortunately, the injuries were so severe, Caldwell’s mother tells us Reche died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

Caldwell was a 2nd round pick in the 2002 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers after a stellar career as a Florida Gator.

Caldwell played for six seasons in the NFL for the Chargers, Patriots, and Redskins.

In 2014, Caldwell was arrested for drug possession and intent to distribute and was sentenced to 27 months in federal prison.

Fans and friends are taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of the once bright star.

Caldwell is the older brother of Andre Caldwell, another former Florida Gators wide receiver and NFL wide receiver.

[via TMZ]


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