Former Tampa Bay Bucs Receiver Vincent Jackson Found Dead In Florida Hotel Room

BRANDON (CBSMiami/AP) — Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday inside a Florida hotel room, days after authorities spoke with him as part of a welfare check, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

RELATED: Miami Heat Fall To Short-Handed LA Clippers 125-118 There were no signs of trauma and the medical examiner’s office was looking into a cause of death at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, near Tampa.

“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him,” Chronister said in a statement posted on social media.

RELATED: Panthers Close In On Central-Leading Lightning With 6-4 Win Mourning his death, Jackson’s former teams highlighted his dedication to community service.

“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,” Buccaneers owner and co-chairman Bryan Glazer said in a statement, noting Jackson’s work in the community.

“His greatest achievements as a Buccaneer were the four consecutive nominations he earned as our Walter Payton Man of the Year,” the team said, referring to the award given to NFL players for their service to the community.

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