In June 2022, the Baltimore Ravens confirmed that Ferguson handed away on the age of 26. “We are profoundly saddened by the passing of Jayson Ferguson,” a press release from the workforce learn. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon.”
The outdoors linebacker’s agent additionally reflected on her client’s sudden passing, telling NBC News, “He was a wonderful young man full of love and life. He will be remembered not just as a football player, but as a great father, son, brother and friend. The family asks for your continued prayers.”
The Louisiana native, who was drafted in 2019, was reportedly discovered unresponsive and pronounced useless with no indicators of trauma or foul play. According to ESPN, authorities responded to a name in northern Baltimore and no official trigger of demise has been introduced but.
Ahead of his surprising demise, Ferguson celebrated Father’s Day with his son and two daughters. He shared his kids with Doni Smith. “How am I going to tell my babies,” Smith tweeted in response to the information. “Until eternity. Get your rest my love!!!”
Ferguson beforehand gushed about attending to develop his household. “My best friend my boy my first born my only son the one who will be the future sack daddy turned 3 years old on this date and we gone party!!!!!” he wrote through Instagram honor of his son’s special occasion in November 2020. “Happy birthday Jyce O’Neal Ferguson Mama and daddy love you so much and we are greatful for u.”
Gladney’s passing additionally shocked sports supporters when he died in a automobile crash on the age of 25. “We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all who are mourning this tremendous loss,” the Arizona Cardinals tweeted in May 2022.
The Texas native, who was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in 2020, was a victim of a fatal accident in Dallas. His cousin Sharonda Francois mirrored on his passing, telling WFAA, “He was very loved by us all. He was an all-around good kid and his contagious smile is what he was known for. He hosted football camps, he took care of our kids at family gatherings. I mean, money did not change him, he was still the same down to Earth cousin. He was just so well-loved.”
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