Jeff Gladney, a defensive player for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals, died in a Dallas car accident on Monday. He was 25.
The Cardinals and Gladney’s agent confirmed Gladney’s passing.
“We are shocked to hear about Jeff Gladney’s death. The team expressed their sympathy to Gladney’s family, friends, and everyone grieving this terrible loss.
The accident occurred on Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas. KTVT TV reported that another person was also killed.
Dallas County Sheriff’s Department said that no one was available to discuss the crash on Memorial Day.
Gladney was a student at TCU and then became a 2020 first-round draft selection for the Minnesota Vikings. He was arrested for assaulting a female while playing in 16 games. Gladney was released before the 2021 season.
Gladney was found not guilty by Dallas County, Texas, in March. The Cardinals signed him. Last week, he participated in team drills.
Agent Brian Overstreet stated, “We are asking for prayers for the family and privacy during this most difficult time.”
The NFL described Gladney’s death as a “tragic Loss.”