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Memphis Police Checking Report that Slain Football Player Won $3K

MEMPHIS, TN - Police in Memphis are checking a report that a slain University of Memphis football player had won $3,000 in cash at a casino days earlier.

Detectives are trying to determine if Taylor Bradford of Nashville might have been robbed as he was shot to death Sunday night.

Officers are piecing together his movements just before he was killed on campus.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive.  No one has been arrested.

Classes resumed yesterday after being canceled Monday.  Meanwhile, students across campus signed up for a new , little-used emergency alert system.

It's still not clear if Bradford was targeted for attack or was the victim of a random act.

Witnesses have reported hearing gunfire and seeing two unidentified men speed away in a car at the shooting site.

Meanwhile, Bradford was honored at the team's game against Marshall last night at the Liberty Bowl.  Just before kickoff, there was a moment of silence for Bradford.  Memphis players wore "TB" patches on their jerseys.  Fans were given "93" stickers representing the number Bradford wore on his jersey.  Balloons were also released in his memory just before the game.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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