NFL rookie Tamorrion Terry indicted for felony murder in Georgia

Former Florida State University wide receiver Tamorrion Terry’s release from the NFL‘s Seattle Seahawks came just days after he was indicted in a gang-related murder that occurred in 2018. Terry was one of 11 people named in the indictment handed down by the grand jury in Turner County, Georgia.

Tamorrion Terry indicted on a charge of felony murder in Georgia

The indictment handed down on June 22 relates to a nightclub shooting that occurred in Ashburn, Georgia, during the early hours of Saturday, June 30. The charge of felony murder is applicable as a death occurred, even if by accident, in the commission of a felony.

A total of seven people were reported to have been hurt in the incident, with 21-year-old Za’quavia Smith the lone fatality. The shooting occurred at Studio 2.0 nightclub on W. Washington Avenue. One of those named in the indictment, Jontavious Coley was arrested and charged with felony murder and aggravated assault. However, Coley was not believed to have acted alone at the time, but further names were not known until the indictment on June 22.

Terry grew up in Turner County before attending FSU

Terry attended Turner County High School in Ashburn, Georgia, where he was a three-star recruit per 24/7 Sports. He impressed in his senior season, earning Offensive Player of the Year honors. He was offered a scholarship by the Georgia Bulldogs before committing to the FSU Seminoles in early 2017. After redshirting his first year in Tallahassee, Terry would go on to start in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

The incident that the indictment relates to occurred prior to Terry’s redshirt-freshman year in 2018. The story regarding Terry’s indictment was first reported on July 1, 2021, by Adam Beasley, the new PFN NFL Insider who is finishing up his last week at the Miami Herald.

Terry’s college career at FSU

Across his three years at FSU, Terry started 31 games. During that time, he had a total of 118 receptions, with 2,221 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. Terry was expected to enter the 2020 NFL Draft but decided to return for his redshirt-senior season in 2020.

After racking up 95 receptions for 1,932 yards and 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons, Terry struggled to make the same impact in his redshirt-junior season. A 23-reception, 289-receiving-yard season (with just 1 touchdown) led to Terry going undrafted in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Terry was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seahawks on May 14. His release came on June 30, 2021.

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Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.

Ben Rolfe is a Senior Managing Editor at Pro Football Network and is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can find him on Twitter @BenRolfePFN.