Ex-NFL Player Vincent Jackson Cause of Death Revealed

Published 12/23/2021, 10:55 AM EST


On February 15, the NFL world received some devastating news. Vincent Jackson, a former wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was found dead in a hotel room in Florida. Vincent’s death had previously been attributed to “natural causes.” However, there has been a fresh development in the case.

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The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner issued the autopsy report on Wednesday. We learned from the report that “chronic alcohol usage” was the reason for his death.

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Details about Vincent Jackson’s reports

In the body of Vincent Jackson, the doctors found 0.28 percent of blood-alcohol content. At first, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner did not comment on the matter. Later, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office issued another statement. In it, they revealed that Vincent’s family had suspected him of alcohol abuse. They said it resulted from suffering multiple concussions while playing football. Last week those speculations became true.

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Vincent’s widow, Lindsey Jackson, released a statement with the Concussion Foundation. She said, “Vincent dedicated so much of his life to helping others. Even in his passing, I know he would want to continue that same legacy,” the widow and his family have decided to donate Jackson’s brain. “By donating his brain to the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, we hope to continue to see advancements in CTE research, enabling physicians to diagnose the disease in the living and ultimately find treatment options in the future.” 

The Curse of CTE on the NFL

 The CTE has haunted the NFL for a long time. In the NFL, more than 300 players have gotten diagnosed with CTE. Founder of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Chris Nowinski, also released a statement on this matter. He said, “I hope current and former NFL players of Mr. Jackson’s generation see this as a wake-up call and get off the sideline in the fight against CTE.” He adds, “If a four-time Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee who never had a diagnosed concussion can lose his fight against CTE at just 38, it can happen to anyone.”

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CTE is an issue that should not be taken lightly. Let us hope that no one suffers from this issue in the future.  

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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