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Prosecutor: Too soon to determine how football player died

Updated: December 16, 2008, 3:36 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

A Mississippi county district attorney met Monday with the family of a prep football star whose death of a gunshot wound -- which police initially said was self-inflicted -- has drawn the attention of the state chapter of the NAACP.

According to multiple media reports in Mississippi, George County district attorney Tony Lawrence met with the family of running back Billey Joe Johnson Jr., who died Dec. 8 during a traffic stop in Lucedale, about 40 miles northwest of Mobile, Ala.

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