Cardinals’ Jeff Gladney dies in car accident at 25

Posted: 01/06/2022 in NFL
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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney died in a car accident Monday morning at the age of 25, his agent Brian Overstreet told Drew Davison and Clarence E. Hill of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and all those who are mourning this tremendous loss,” the Cardinals said in a statement.

The Minnesota Vikings selected Gladney with the 31st overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The TCU product started 15 games in his rookie season and recorded 81 tackles, though he didn’t grab an interception.

Minnesota released Gladney last August after police charged him with felony assault. He was found not guilty earlier this year.

Gladney, who remained unsigned for the entire 2021 campaign, inked a deal with the Cardinals in March.

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