NFL star Jeff Gladney dies in car crash at 25 after getting his career back on track following felony assault acquittal

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NFL star Jeff Gladney dies in car crash at 25 after getting his career back on track following felony assault acquittal

Jeff Gladney, a former NFL player, and Arizona Cardinals cornerback was killed in a car accident in Texas at the age of 25. The cornerback was discovered dead on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas on Monday, May 30. According to CBS News, investigators believe a vehicle exceeded the speed limit and clipped another vehicle from behind.

NFL star Jeff Gladney dies in car crash at 25 after getting his career back on track following felony assault acquittal

The speeding driver lost control and crashed into the highway’s beam near Allen St. Two people were in the other vehicle, but they escaped the incident unharmed. The crash occurred at 2.30 a.m., according to Dallas Police, and two people were killed, including Gladney.

‘We are asking for prayers for the family and privacy during this difficult time,’ said his agent, Brian Overstreet. After being acquitted of felony assault, the former Texas Christian University (TCU) draft prospect had just signed with the Cardinals in the 2022 offseason. Gladney’s ex-girlfriend claimed in 2021 that the NFL player domestically assaulted her after he demanded to see her text messages in his car.

Gladney started 15 games for the Vikings in his rookie season in 2020. He hadn’t been seen in the NFL since his arrest in Dallas in April 2021. On March 10, he signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals after being found not guilty in a Dallas court.

On Monday afternoon, the Cardinals released a statement after learning the news, describing the player’s death as a ‘tremendous loss.’

‘We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing,’ the statement read. ‘Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss.’

Gladney’s old team, the Minnesota Vikings, also mourned the loss of its former player in a publicly shared statement.

‘We are saddened by the tragic death of former Viking Jeff Gladney. Our hearts go out to his family and friends, as well as the Arizona Cardinals organization and Jeff’s current and former teammates and coaches who are mourning his life lost much too soon,’ the statement read.

Gladney was also the youngest of four children in his family. He was from New Boston, a two-hour-and-a-half drive from Dallas.  He is survived by his one-year-old son.

What caused Jeff Gladney’s death?

Jeff Gladney, a former NFL player, and Arizona Cardinals cornerback was killed in a car accident in Texas at the age of 25. The cornerback was discovered dead on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas on Monday, May 30. According to CBS News, investigators believe a vehicle exceeded the speed limit and clipped another vehicle from behind.

What team is Jeff Gladney on?

Gladney, who starred at TCU, was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, chosen by the Minnesota Vikings with the No. 31 overall pick. During the offseason, Gladney signed with the Arizona Cardinals

Who died from the Cardinals football team?

Arizona Cardinals CB Jeff Gladney dies in car accident at age 25

What Vikings player died?

cornerback Jeff Gladney

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