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More Details on the Jeff Gladney Tragedy

Feb 28, 2020 Indianapolis, Indiana, United states Texas Christian defensive back again Jeff Gladney. Necessary Credit score: Trevor Ruszkowski-United states Currently Sporting activities.

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney passed absent on Memorial Day soon after a auto accident in Dallas.

Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st Round of the 2020 Draft, Gladney signed with the Cardinals on March 16 just after he was acquitted of assault a week before, the alleged infraction that prompted his launch by the Vikings in 2021.

New details emerged on Monday afternoon, such as the locale and time of the incident in Dallas — together a Woodall Rodgers Freeway services highway adjacent to Allen Street all around 2:30 am. Authorities pronounced Gladney and an unnamed lady lifeless at the scene.

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Whilst the investigation is nevertheless in development, officers mentioned speed may have been a contributing element.

Brian Overstreet, Gladney’s agent, stated of the tragedy, “We are inquiring prayers for the household and privateness at this most complicated time.”

Gladney arrived to the Vikings the identical night the group drafted Justin Jefferson in 2020. He started off 15 of 16 online games for Minnesota in 2020, possessing an upward trajectory for his sophomore marketing campaign. His 81 complete Tackles in 2020 were being the most by Vikings cornerback because Antoine Winfield Sr. in 2012.

Jeff Gladney
Aug 28, 2020 Eagan, Minnesota, United states of america Minnesota Vikings defensive again Jeff Gladney (20) at follow at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. Required Credit: Brad Rempel-United states of america Nowadays Athletics

Condolences for Gladney poured in on Twitter on Monday from Cameron Dantzler, J.J. Watt, Jalen Reagor, and Justin Jefferson, amongst dozens of other individuals.

Gladney was a standout soccer player, basketball participant, and observe athlete at New Boston Significant Faculty right before attending TCU.

He was 25 yrs previous.


Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his everyday YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every single Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Stated guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).

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