Jeff Gladney, Arizona Cardinals, died at the age of 25


Gladney, 25, was among two people who died in the accident, he said CNN’s WFAA. CNN has reached out to Gladney’s agent for comment.

The accident occurred around 2:30 a.m. and involved two cars, according to a news release from the Dallas County Police Department. An initial investigation concluded that a white car was speeding and a second car clipped from behind.

The statement said that the white car subsequently lost control and hit a highway curb beam, killing the man and woman inside. The second car was also occupied by a man and a woman, who were not injured.

Jeff Gladney of the Minnesota Vikings is seen facing the Tennessee Titans wide-ranging Corey Davis in the first quarter of an NFL game on Sunday, September 27, 2020, in Minneapolis.
Gladney was entering the third season of his NFL career, having played college football at Texas Christian University. The Minnesota Vikings drafted him as a first-round pick in 2020, but the team released him before the 2021 season after he was charged with felony assault, according to the NFL website.

Gladney was found not guilty in the incident, and the cardinal signed him to a two-year contract in March 2022. He had recently trained with the team during NFL organized team practices.

We are devastated by the death of Jeff Gladney. Cardinals Tweet On Monday. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone who mourns this terrible loss.”
CeeDee Lamb of the Dallas Cowboys tries to catch Jeff Gladney of the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL game on November 22, 2020, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Vikings also issued a statement, in which they said that they mourned the death of my executioner.

“Our thoughts are with his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who mourn his passing,” the team statement read.

NFL players from across the league send their condolences via Twitter.

He wrote on Twitter, “Terrible news to hear this morning. Just tragic. Rest in peace Jeff.” Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt.
“I lost my brother, my best friend, my right hand,” the Philadelphia Eagles broadband receiver tweeted Galen Rigor, who also attended Texas Christian University. “RIP Jeff Gladney, my brother guard me please,” he added.