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  • Vincent Jackson Found Dead

    38 years old.

    Former Chargers and Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead in a Brandon, Florida hotel room on Monday.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Jackson died and that it is investigating the cause of death. Jackson was 38 years old and a release from the Sheriff’s Office said no signs of trauma were found.

    Jackson was a 2005 second-round pick by the Chargers and spent seven seasons in San Diego. He made two Pro Bowls and caught 272 passes for 4,754 yards and 37 touchdowns during his time with the team, which included a lengthy contract dispute that kept him out of the first 10 games of the 2010 season.

    Jackson signed a five-year deal with the Buccaneers in 2012 and made the Pro Bowl in his first season with his new club. He had 268 catches for 4,326 yards and 20 touchdowns in 63 games for Tampa before finishing the 2016 season on injured reserve. He officially announced his retirement in 2018.

    Our condolences go out to Jackson’s family, friends, and loved ones on their loss.

  • #2
    Oh no.


    • #3
      RIP VJAX. Man he was a talented receiver.


      • #4
        What a bummer. RIP VJ


        • #5
          Less than 30 min ago I’m watching NFL Live with my father in law. Marcus Spears is one of the guys on. We started talking about him and the 2005 draft. Then a few minutes later we find out about VJ’s death.

          RIP. Sad to hear it. He was so talented.


          • #6
            RIP VJ

            loved you on the field


            • #7
              R.I.P. VJ. Far too young,


              • #8
                Just saw this - wow! I always loved VJ and thought he made a mistake by leaving the Chargers. Very sad.


                • #9
                  RIP VJ. Became a big time target for Rivers and part of a trio with Gates and Floyd that made us like a bball team. Big guys who could go up and get it.


                  • #10
                    Feels like a suicide. He'd left his house apparently on Jan. 11 apparently and checked into Homewood Suites in Brandon. His family reported him missing last week but the cops found him Friday at Homewood Suites and his well-being was confirmed. Found dead today, no apparent trauma.


                    • #11
                      Major bummer.

                      ​​​​​​Marty, now vj. Ugh.



                      • #12

                        More information, he was living in a extended stay hotel just miles from his home, and family had a missing persons report on him, but the cops did talk to him, as of Friday.