Father of Zurlon Tipton shares memories of his son a day after his death in an accidental shooting

Posted at 11:00 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 23:19:24-04

The father of Zurlon Tipton believes his son's death is part of a tragic trend in the NFL.

Tipton accidentally shot and killed himself Tuesday.

The former Indianapolis Colt was having his car serviced at a dealership in Macomb County. He was taking out a bag with a couple of guns when one of them went off.

It was the third accidental shooting involving an NFL player this year.

Aquib Talib and Josh Morgan survived accidentally shooting themselves.

Tipton's family wants other players to learn from their tragedy.

Firearms are very popular among NFL players. Three out of four players own at least one. That's according to a recent survey by USA Today.