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New York Post retracts report that former NBA player Quinton Ross was found dead

(Kent Smith/Getty Images) Ex-NBA player Quinton Ross was erroneously reported as being dead Monday. (Kent Smith/Getty Images)

The New York Post erroneously reported Monday that former NBA player Quinton Ross was found dead inside a trash bag on a New York beach. The paper later retracted its report, noting that a different man named Quinton Ross was found dead.

Ross, a native of Dallas, TX., went undrafted in 2003 after spending four years at Southern Methodist University. He caught on with the Clippers in 2004 and would go on to average 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds during a seven-year career, that also included stops with the Grizzlies, Mavericks, Wizards and Nets.

Since his release by the Nets in 2011, the 32-year-old Ross has logged time in the D-League and in France. Along the way, he netted nearly $6 million in career NBA earnings.