A former NFL lineman who committed suicide in a national wildlife refuge in Oregon was facing sex abuse charges.
Court records obtained by The Associated Press show 66-year-old Michael Wayne Current was scheduled to enter a plea Tuesday in Marion County Circuit Court in Salem, Ore.
He had been indicted in November on five counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and one count of luring a minor. The charges stemmed from 2004 and 2008 in Silverton, Ore.
Current was found dead Monday at a viewing area at the Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge, about 10 miles west of Salem, Ore.
Polk County sheriff's deputies say he shot himself in the head with a 20-gauge shotgun that was not his. He had gotten a ride to the viewing area and was wearing sweats and a blanket.