Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney handed away on Memorial Working day soon after a automobile incident in Dallas.
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st Round of the 2020 Draft, Gladney signed with the Cardinals on March 16 immediately after he was acquitted of assault a week before, the alleged infraction that brought about his release by the Vikings in 2021.
New information emerged on Monday afternoon, which includes the locale and time of the accident in Dallas — together a Woodall Rodgers Freeway provider highway adjacent to Allen Road close to 2:30 am. Authorities pronounced Gladney and an unnamed female dead at the scene.
Whilst the investigation is even now in progress, officers stated speed may well have been a contributing variable.
Brian Overstreet, Gladney’s agent, reported of the tragedy, “We are asking prayers for the loved ones and privateness at this most complicated time.”
Gladney arrived to the Vikings the similar evening the workforce drafted Justin Jefferson in 2020. He started out 15 of 16 video games for Minnesota in 2020, possessing an upward trajectory for his sophomore campaign. His 81 whole Tackles in 2020 were being the most by Vikings cornerback because Antoine Winfield Sr. in 2012.
Condolences for Gladney poured in on Twitter on Monday from Cameron Dantzler, J.J. Watt, Jalen Reagor, and Justin Jefferson, among the dozens of other folks.
Gladney was a standout football player, basketball participant, and monitor athlete at New Boston Large Faculty right before attending TCU.
He was 25 yrs aged.
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