Paul Rouget, Media365: published on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 10:34 a.m.
Vincent Jackson, a former Chargers and Buccaneers player who retired in 2016, was found lifeless in a Florida hotel on Monday. Police have opened an investigation into the circumstances of this death.
The NFL community is in mourning. 38-year-old Vincent Jackson, who retired in 2016, was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Brandon, a suburb of Tampa, Florida. It was a cleaning lady who made the macabre discovery on Monday morning. According to the local police, who opened an investigation, his body did not showed no signs of trauma. Jackson had been staying at this property since January 11. His family reported his disappearance a month later, and police were able to locate him and talk to him, making sure he was in good health. Drafted by the Chargers in 2005, this wide-receiver selected three times in the Pro Bowl, had left San Diego in 2011, before moving to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2016. Two franchises who mourn his disappearance and emphasized to how much this son of soldiers engaged outside the field.
« We are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the sudden death of Vincent Jackson, » read a statement from the Chargers, who insist « the impact he has had on the community. The work he has had accomplished on behalf of military families through his foundation in the years since his retirement has been an inspiration to all of us. We just can’t believe he’s gone, and our thoughts are with his wife , Lindsey, to their children, her parents, former teammates and all those whose lives were touched by the knowledge of Vincent. » For the Buccaneers, winners of the last Super Bowl, « Vincent was a dedicated father, husband, businessman and philanthropist who made a profound impact on our community through his defense of military families. supported by the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation. He has been selected to the Pro Bowl three times for what he does on the court, but his greatest achievements as a Buccaneer have been the four consecutive nominations as Walter Payton Man of the Year (prize rewarding a player who excels in the field and is also involved in a charity outside, editor’s note). »