ESPN – Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney was killed in a car accident early Monday morning, his agent, Brian Overstreet, confirmed to ESPN.
The Cardinals released a statement Monday afternoon, also confirming Gladney’s death.
“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,” it said.
The crash took place around 2:28 a.m. Monday, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. A white vehicle was overturned when officers arrived. Dallas Fire-Rescue confirmed two people — a male and a female — were dead.
According to preliminary information, the white vehicle was speeding and clipped the vehicle in front of it, losing control before hitting a beam on Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas.
The two people in the other vehicle were not injured.
Investigators will release the names of the two people who died in the accident once the medical examiner makes positive identification of the bodies and notifies the next of kin.
“We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time,” Overstreet said in a statement to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Gladney, 25, signed with the Cardinals in March after a jury found him not guilty on a felony assault charge.
He was a first-round pick out of TCU in 2020 by the Minnesota Vikings, who released him in August after he was indicted on a charge of assault involving a former girlfriend in April 2021.
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