david_turner.jpgBAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities said a California sheriff's deputy did not violate department policy when he fatally shot a former NFL player after a scuffle at a convenience store.

The Bakersfield Californian newspaper reported that the Kern County Sheriff's Incident Review Board issued its finding Monday, a day after NAACP members questioned whether the shooting of David Lee “Deacon” Turner was justified.

The 56-year-old one-time Cincinnati Bengals running back died July 10. He was shot twice after, authorities said, he hit a deputy with a bag containing two cans of beer.

Turner played with the Bengals from 1978 to 1980. He had long arrest history after his playing career ended.