The worried family of ex-NFL star Vincent Jackson had reported him missing on February 11 but authorities said that he was fine at a hotel room and canceled the report.
Days later, the 38-year-old was found dead inside his Homewood Suites Hotel at around “11:30 a.m. on February 15 by a housekeeper. There are no apparent signs of trauma.”
The police statement continued: “The Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death, as well as officially identify Jackson’s remains based on dental or DNA records. The HCSO has notified Jackson’s next of kin of his passing.”
The three-time Pro Bowl selection’s death was confirmed by Buccaneers’ owner Bryan Glazer who described the late star as a “dedicated father, husband, businessman and philanthropist.”
“We are shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news regarding the loss of Vincent Jackson. During his five seasons with our franchise, Vincent was a consummate professional, who took a great deal of pride in his performance on and off the football field.”