NFL CB Jeff Gladney Dead At 25 Following Car Accident
NFL Jeff Gladney
Dead At 25
… After Car Accident
5/30/2022 12: 47 PM PT
Jeff Gladney, Arizona Cardinals cornerback and former 1st round draft pick, died early Monday morning following a car accident in Dallas.
He was only 25 years old.
The details surrounding the fatal Memorial Day accident are still unclear.
Gladney, born in Texas in 1996, was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings with the 32nd overall pick in 2020 … after starring at TCU.
The standout corner played in all 16 games for the Vikes in 2020 … racking up 81 tackles (63 solo).
However, Jeff was cut by Minnesota in the summer of 2021 after being accused of assaulting his girlfriend. The case ultimately went to trial, and Gladney was found not guilty. But, because the trial took time, JG was forced to sit out the entire 2021 season.
Gladney’s agent released a statement, saying … “We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time. “
The NFL world is also grieving the passing. The Cardinals issued a statement to address the sad news.
” We are shocked to hear about Jeff Gladney’s death. We are so sorry for Jeff’s loss and offer our condolences to his family and friends. “
Jeff’s former TCU teammate, Eagles WR Jalen Reagor, is grieving the loss of his close friend.
“Lost brother, my best friend and right hand man… there’s not much more I can do man damn! R.I.P Jeff Gladney. Brother, watch over me please. “
New Cardinals teammate J.J. Watt spoke on the tragedy, writing “Horrifying news to hear this morning. It was just tragic. Rest in Peace Jeff. “
The Vikings also issued a statement.
” We are deeply saddened by Jeff Gladney’s tragic passing. We are deeply sorry for Jeff’s loss and offer our condolences to his family, friends, and the Arizona Cardinals team. “
Rest in peace.
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