Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers huge receiver Vincent Jackson has been discovered lifeless in a Florida resort room, days after authorities spoke with him as a part of a welfare examine, in accordance with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace.
A housekeeper found the 38-year-old’s physique at round 11:30 a.m. Monday (US time), officers mentioned.
There have been no indicators of trauma and the medical expert’s workplace was trying right into a explanation for demise on the Homewood Suites in Brandon, close to Tampa.
Sheriff’s officers mentioned his household initially reported Jackson lacking on Wednesday.
Deputies tracked him all the way down to the resort two days later, spoke with him and cancelled the lacking individual’s case.
Sheriff Chad Chronister mentioned his division has opened an investigation.
“My coronary heart aches for the numerous family members Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his spouse and youngsters to the Buccaneers nation that adored him,” Chronister mentioned in an announcement posted on social media.
“Mr. Jackson was a loyal man who put his household and group above every little thing else,” the sheriff mentioned, noting that Jackson was made an honorary deputy.
Jackson performed for the San Diego Chargers for seven seasons earlier than turning into a free agent due to a contract dispute.
He then went on to play 5 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers earlier than retiring in 2018. He was chosen to the Professional Bowl 3 times.
His followers expressed their shock and grief throughout social media.
“We’re all mourning the lack of our beloved @VincentTJackson. His spouse and household ask that everybody respect their privateness at the moment,” tweeted the Jackson In Motion 83 Basis, a nonprofit that Jackson based to help navy households.