Vincent Jackson, ex-NFL star, dead at 38

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Brandon, Fla., according to police. He was 38.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirmed it is investigating the cause of death for Jackson, who was found deceased by a housekeeper at the Homewood Suites hotel at approximately 11:30 a.m.

There were no apparent signs of trauma, police said.

According to hotel staff, Jackson had been staying there since Jan. 11. His family reported him missing last week, according to a police report, but police located and spoke with Jackson at the hotel on Feb. 12. The missing-persons report was then canceled.

“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “Mr. Jackson was a devoted man who put his family and community above everything else. Football aside, he touched countless lives through his Jackson In Action 83 Foundation. We shared a passion for supporting military families, and three years ago, Jackson was even made an honorary deputy by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office to recognize his dedication to the community. He will be sorely missed by not only football fans across the country, but also the people here in Hillsborough County who reaped the benefits of his generous contributions.”

Jackson played 12 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The three-time Pro Bowler finished his career with 540 receptions for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns before announcing his retirement in 2018.

Share this article:

Source: Read Full Article