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Sad News: Former Bullet Mel Turpin Commits Suicide

Sad, sad news out of Kentucky yesterday: according to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio, Mel Turpin has committed suicide. Turpin came to the Washington Bullets with the sixth pick in the 1984 draft and failed to live up to his hype, battling weight issues along the way. Even until this day, Bullet fans and others made jokes about him for his weight issues, as anyone would. I think we can suspend those jokes for a while after hearing this.


R.I.P. Mel.