Ex-Blue Bombers/BC Lions linebacker, wife killed at their Texas home
THE CANADIAN PRESS
[b]HOUSTON - Former CFL linebacker Antonio Armstrong and his wife Dawn were fatally shot at their home in Houston on Friday and a 16-year-old boy (their son) has been charged as a juvenile with murder in the slayings.
Police said officers discovered the wounded couple about 2 a.m. Friday. Dawn Armstrong died at the scene, and Antonio Armstrong was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital hours later with a gunshot wound to the head. He was 42.
Armstrong started his CFL career in 1998 with the B.C. Lions where he played two seasons before being traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2000.
The six foot one, 235 pounder was an East Division all-star in 2000 while also earning Winnipeg's defensive player of the year honours.
A fractured left ankle on Oct. 15, 2000 sidelined Armstrong for a period of time. He attempted to return to the NFL, where he played for the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams, before re-signing with the Blue Bombers in 2001.
Armstrong started in the 89th Grey Cup that fall -- a game which Winnipeg lost to the Calgary Stampeders. He retired in 2002.
CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge reacted to Armstrong's death with a tweet on Saturday.
"Unthinkable tragedy has claimed life of former Bomber & Lion Antonio Armstrong & his wife Dawn. Our thoughts & prayers to all who loved them," he said.
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