By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former Minnesota Vikings first round draft pick Jeff Gladney has passed away. He was 25.
An official cause of death has not been revealed yet. However, his agent said that he passed away following a car accident.
“Tragic news: Former TCU standout and Vikings’ first-round pick Jeff Gladney was killed in an overnight car accident in the Dallas area, his agent Brian Overstreet confirmed today,” ESPN’s Adam Schefter said in a tweet. “Gladney was 25 years old.”
We do not have more information on the crash at this time.
He had signed with the Arizona Cardinals in the offseason. Things were looking promising for him to restart his playing career that had been derailed months earlier.
Gladney — who was drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft — was released by the Vikings after he was accused of sexual assault by his then-former girlfriend. Later, he was found no guilty of those charges.
He played just the 2020 season with the Vikings.
“Lost my Brother, my best friend, my right hand man… ain’t too much more I can take man damn!” Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor wrote on Twitter. “R.I.P Jeff Gladney, brother watch over me please.”© 2007-2022 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.