Vincent Jackson, ex-NFL star, dead at 38


Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in a hotel room in Brandon, Fla., according to police. He was 38.

The Hillsborough County Sherriff’s Office confirmed it is investigating the cause of death for Jackson, who was found deceased by a housekeeper at the Homewood Suites hotel at approximately 11:30 a.m.

According to hotel staff, Jackson had been staying there since Jan. 11. His family reported him missing last week, according to a police report. There were no apparent signs of trauma, police said.

Jackson played 12 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The three-time Pro Bowler finished his career with 540 receptions for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns before announcing his retirement in 2018.

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