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Former N.C. State, NFL football player found shot to death in Alabama home, reports say

Former N.C. State defensive lineman Carlos Gray was found shot to death in his Alabama home on Monday.
Former N.C. State defensive lineman Carlos Gray was found shot to death in his Alabama home on Monday. News & Observer file

A former North Carolina State defensive lineman who signed with the Green Bay Packers after college was found shot to death in his home near Birmingham, Alabama.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office said Carlos Gray, 25, was found about 10 p.m. on Monday, according to The Associated Press. A friend called authorities after finding Gray unresponsive in the home, reports said.

Gray went undrafted and signed a free-agent deal with the Green Bay Packers in 2014. He was released from the Packers in 2015, and was renovating houses, selling cars and working in party promotions, according to AL.com.

Responding deputies reported seeing marijuana, digital scales, a handgun and an AK-47 in plain sight inside Gray's home, the Birmingham news outlet reported.

Gray was the father of two young children, according to local reports.

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