38 year old former Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL star Vincent Jackson has been found dead in a Florida hotel. Although His family reported him missing on February 10 but; after police spoke with him at the hotel and his well-being was assessed; the missing person case was cancelled. However, he was sadly found dead by a housekeeper on Monday at around 11.30am with no apparent signs of trauma.
Jackson’s death is under investigation by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Chad Chronister released the following statement;
“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him. 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.”
Vincent Jackson was a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver; twice with the Chargers (2009, 2011) and once with the Bucs (2012).