Just 9 days ago the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated their Super Bowl success. Today the tears of joy have turned into excruciating pain. The former receiver Vincent Jackson was in fact found dead in a hotel room in Brandon, Florida (suburb of Tampa Bay), at the age of only 38.
The cause of death has not yet been disclosed but it is suspected of suicide. Jackson had been staying there since January 11, and the family had notified police of his disappearance on Wednesday last week. Once he was located in the room of the Homewood Suites Hotel and verified that the former player was okay, the case seemed to have settled.
The son of two soldiers, Vincent had founded the Action 83 Foundation, a non-profit that helped families of soldiers in difficulty. The last appearance in the NFL dates back to 2016 with Tampa, the team with which he played his last 5 seasons, ending his career with 4326 yards on reception, fourth in the history of the franchise. He previously wore the shirt of the then San Diego Chargers. Many messages of condolence on Twitter, including that of Tom Brady.