Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney, 25, was killed in a car accident on Monday, numerous outlets reported.

What happened to Jeff Gladney?

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Gladney was killed in an “overnight” car accident in the Dallas area on Monday.
  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the two-car accident occurred at about 2:30 a.m. on Monday.
  • The Star-Telegram reported that a woman also died in the accident, although her name has not been released.

Who was Jeff Gladney?

  • Gladney grew up in Texas and played collegiately for the TCU Horned Frogs.
  • He was chosen by the Minnesota Vikings with the 31st pick of the 2020 NFL draft and started 15 of 16 games his rookie year, finishing with 81 tackles and a forced fumble.
  • He was released before his second season after he was indicted on charges of domestic violence, but he was found not guilty.
  • He signed with the Arizona Cardinals in March.
  • He had a 1-year-old son.

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