Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney died in a car accident early on the same day at the age of 25 , according to NFL Network reporters.
Cardinals officials subsequently issued a statement confirming the news. “We were shocked to learn of the passing of Jeff Gladney. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends, ” the Cardinals said in a statement.
Gladney, 25 , signed with the Cardinals in March and was the Vikings’ 2020 first- round pick, but was waived the following August for off-court issues. “We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of former Vikings player Gladney,” the Vikings said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends, the Cardinals, teammates and coaches Jeff worked with. condolences.”
Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney dies at 25
Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor and Gladney are college teammates and close friends. He wrote on social media: “I lost my brother, my best friend, my right arm…I can’t take it anymore! Rest in peace Jeff Gladney, please watch me in the sky.”
Gladney played 50 games in four years and was named to the Big 12 first team in the 2019 season.
Some information about Jeff Gladney American football
Jeff Gladney (December 12, 1996 – May 30, 2022) was an American football cornerback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for two seasons. Gladney played college football at TCU and was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Prior to the start of the 2022 NFL season, Gladney passed away after being involved in a car crash in Dallas, Texas.