(CTN News) – Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported that Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney lost his life in a car accident early Monday morning in Dallas, according to Gladney’s agent. Jeff Gladney was 25 at the time of the accident.
Gladney’s death and the cause of the accident are both still under investigation.
Jeff Gladney Death
“We are heartbroken to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all those who are mourning his passing.”
Gladney was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round in 2020. As a rookie, he started 15 games, and collected 81 tackles, three passes defended, and one forced fumble. A felony assault indictment led to Gladney’s release from the Vikings before the 2021 season.
According to the Vikings, “we are saddened by the tragic death of former Viking Jeff Gladney.”. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, Arizona Cardinals teammates and coaches, who are mourning the loss of a life cut short far too soon.
Following Gladney’s acquittal in the domestic violence case, the Cardinals signed him to a two-year contract.