Charles “Chuck” Clark Jr. likely had hundreds of messages on his phone this weekend from friends and family members after his name began trending online.
The fans of the 28-year-old player of the New York Jets saw the news that he had committed suicide after sending his final messages online.
A Twitter user, goes by the handle @LIVERavenNation, broke the news that Chuck had taken his own life due to mental health issues. Their tweet read, “An icon. RIP Chuck. Mental health is real. Prayers for his family tonight.”
The confusion came about as the Philadelphia native’s journey in the sport began when he got selected by the Baltimore Ravens as the 186th pick in the sixth round of the NFL draft in 2017.
No major news outlet reported the story and Chuck’s family didn’t say anything.
In reality, it wasn’t him, but a Ravens superfan who had been fighting demons and ultimately shot and killed himself.
The person who died was a Baltimore influencer named Chuck, whose Instagram handle goes by ‘hotboychuckie.’ Before his death, he shared a series of stories about taking his own life.
Despite news of his death going viral on social media, Chuck Charles Edward Clark Jr. is alive and well.
Clark played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He quickly became a key player in the Ravens’ defense, known for his versatility and ability to make impactful plays. He has shown proficiency in both pass coverage and run support, earning him a starting role in the Ravens’ defensive scheme.
Back in March, the Ravens traded Chuck Clark to the Jets. He was set to enter the final year of his contract. According to reports, trading Clark saves the Ravens $4.14 million in cap space.
Clark hasn’t missed a start since and has only missed one game during his six seasons. In six seasons, Clark has amassed 384 tackles, 3.5 sacks, five interceptions, and five forced fumbles.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.