South Alabama assistant Crain found dead at home



MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say South Alabama associate head football coach Kurt Crain was found dead at his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Baldwin County Coroner Sam Vinson said Tuesday night while the case was still under investigation, the wound appeared to be self-inflicted and that an autopsy would likely be performed on Wednesday. A news release from the university says Spanish Fort police discovered Crain’s body on Tuesday afternoon.

The 47-year-old was an Associated Press All-American linebacker at Auburn in 1987. His 168 tackles from that season still ranks second on Auburn’s single-season charts.

He was drafted by the Houston Oilers and spent two seasons in the NFL with the Oilers and Green Bay Packers.