According to the Arizona Cardinals’ official website, Jeff Gladney, a cornerback, died in an automobile accident in Dallas on Monday morning.
According to CNN affiliate WFAA, Gladney, 25, was one of two people killed in the collision. Gladney’s representative has been contacted by CNN for comment.
According to a news release from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. and involved two automobiles. According to preliminary findings, a white vehicle was speeding and collided with a second vehicle from behind.
According to the announcement, the white vehicle subsequently lost control and collided with a motorway pier beam, killing the man and lady inside. A guy and woman were also in the second vehicle, but they were unharmed.
Gladney, who had played college football at Texas Christian University, was in his third season in the NFL. According to the NFL’s website, he was taken as a first-round choice by the Minnesota Vikings in 2020, however the organisation dismissed him ahead of the 2021 season after he was indicted on felony assault charges.
Gladney was found not guilty in the incident and signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals in March 2022. He’d recently begun practising with the squad during organised team practises in the NFL.
The Cardinals tweeted Monday, “We are devastated to learn about Jeff Gladney’s loss.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and those who are grieving this tragic loss.”
On November 22, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, CeeDee Lamb of the Dallas Cowboys tries to make a catch against Jeff Gladney of the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL game.
The Vikings also issued a statement, expressing their sorrow over Gladney’s passing.
“Our hearts break for his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals organisation and Jeff’s current and past colleagues and coaches, who are mourning a life cut short far too soon,” the team said in a statement.