Police Release Full Statement On Sudden Death of Former WR Vincent Jackson

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By now, you’ve heard the tragic news of former San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers star Vincent Jackson being found deceased on Monday at the young age of 38.

The Hillsborough County Sherriff’s office found Jackson deceased at a Homewood Suites. An investigation has since been launched.

Soon, the Sheriff’s office would release a full statment:

“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson. Jackson, 38, was found deceased on Monday, February 15, 2021 at the Homewood Suites located at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida.

“According to hotel staff, Jackson who is a South Tampa resident, checked into the hotel on January 11, 2021, and had been staying in a room since that date.”

“On February 10, members of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) spoke with Jackson’s family members who called to report that he was missing. A formal report was filed on February 11. The following day, February 12, HCSO located Jackson at the Homewood Suites and spoke with him. After assessing Jackson’s well-being, the missing persons case was canceled.”

“Jackson was located deceased at approximately 11:30 a.m on February 15 in his hotel by a housekeeper.”

“There are no apparent signs of trauma. The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death, as well as official identify Jackson’s remains based on dental or DNA records. HCSO has notified Jackson’s next of kin of his passing.”

The second round pick in 2005 played 12 seasons in the NFL, spending the first seven seasons with the Chargers before finishing his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

He ended his career with 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.