We heard yesterday that the Seahawks cut wideout Tamorrion Terry, and we’re now learning the startling details that led to the transaction. Per court records obtained by the Miami Herald’s Adam H. Beasley, the former FSU receiver was among 11 defendants named in a grand jury indictment regarding the killing of a 21-year-old woman in 2018.
In June of 2018, a gang-related shooting took place at a nightclub in Ashburn, Georgia, leading to at least seven people getting shot. One of those seven individuals was the murder victim, and the 11 defendants have each been charged with with “felony murder, a charge applicable when a death, even accidental, occurs in the commission of a felony” (per Beasley).
ESPN’s David Hale writes that Terry is expected to turn himself in to authorities. The 23-year-old had reportedly cooperated throughout the investigation, and his camp is confident that he’ll ultimately be cleared.
The shooting took place the summer before Terry’s redshirt season at FSU. He ended up having a standout collegiate career at Florida State, hauling in 118 receptions for 2,221 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was known for his speed and YAC-prowess, holding an FSU record for most touchdowns of 70+ yards (five). His nine touchdowns of 50+ yards was tied for the second-highest ACC mark in more than a decade.
Terry joined the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, but the wideout was limited at minicamp and OTAs with a hip injury. It was a bit of a surprise when the receiver wasn’t cut with an injury designation, but today’s developments obviously provided an explanation. The Seahawks clearly moved quickly when they learned of the indictment.