Originally published on May 30
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney has died at the age of 25 following a car crash in Texas Monday morning.
Gladney's agent, Brian Overstreet, confirmed that Gladney died in a crash near downtown Dallas, according to NFL Network. Further details about his death were not immediately available.
The Vikings released a statement following the news of Gladney's death, calling it a "life lost much too soon."
Gladney's team, the Arizona Cardinals, also released a statement.
His college team, Texas Christian University, said in a statement that Gladney "will be missed by our entire community."
Former TCU teammate Jalen Reagor, now a Philadelphia Eagle, called Gladney his "best friend."
Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson also tweeted a remembrance of the young cornerback.
Gladney was a first round pick by the Vikings in 2020. He was cut from the team a year later after he was indicted by a Texas grand jury on a felony assault charge. He was later found not guilty.
Gladney signed with the Cardinals in March.
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