Ex-UCF RB Otis Anderson Jr. Allegedly Killed by Father in Dispute Over Dog Bite

Otis Lee Anderson Sr. is being charged with killing his son and former UCF RB Otis Anderson Jr. after he was allegedly bit by his son's girlfriend's dog.

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Former University of Central Florida football player Otis Anderson Jr. was reportedly shot and killed by his father, Otis Lee Anderson Sr., on Monday night after Anderson Sr. was allegedly bit by his son’s girlfriend’s dog and began firing, NBC News reports.

A statement from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says there are no outstanding suspects at this time.

“All involved parties are believed to be related, this incident was domestic in nature, and there are no outstanding suspects,” the office said in the statement.

Police reports from the scene cite that “two victims with gunshot wounds, one adult Black male and one adult Black female,” with both being rushed to the hospital where the Black male eventually died. It is believed that Anderson Sr. began firing after Anderson Jr.’s girlfriend’s dog bit him on the hand, causing him to start “bleeding throughout the house” and leading to an altercation. Anderson Sr. was arrested in the past on suspicion of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting of his wife, Denise Anderson, according to his records.

The University of Central Florida mourned the loss of Anderson Jr. on social media Tuesday, calling him someone who was “revered by his teammates, our fans, and everyone within Knight Nation.”

We have now confirmed and are devastated to hear of the passing of Otis Anderson Jr. He was revered by his teammates, our fans, and everyone within Knight Nation.

Our deepest condolences go out to everyone who loved Otis. He was taken too soon and will truly be missed. pic.twitter.com/b99DfoDytl

— UCF Football (@UCF_Football) November 30, 2021

The Los Angeles Rams also shared a statement mourning the loss of Anderson Jr. The team had signed him as an undrafted free agent in June, but he did not make the final roster.

The Rams are saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of Otis Anderson Jr. Our sincere condolences are with his family during this very difficult time.

Rest In Peace, Otis. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/riYTep6VLw

— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) November 30, 2021

Tributes from other NFL players like Jalen Ramsey and Terrell Burgess began flooding in following the news.

Rest in Heaven Otis 🙏🏾
We gotta do better on this earth smh. Big prayers up 🙏🏾

— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) November 30, 2021

RIP 🙏🏾 https://t.co/6GJEi91AP0

— Terrell Burgess (@TiTaniumT98) November 30, 2021


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