Cardinals’ Jeff Gladney dies at 25

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Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney has died at the age of 25.

News of Gladney’s death was first made public by Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who played with Gladney at TCU.

Lost my Brother, my best friend, my right hand man ain’t too much more I can take man damn,” Reagor wrote on Twitter. “R.I.P Jeff Gladney, brother watch over me please.”

Gladney’s agent Brian Overstreet told the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram that Gladney was killed in a car accident early Monday morning.

We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time,” Overstreet said.

Gladney was a 2020 first-round draft pick of the Vikings who started every game but one in his rookie year. He was released before the 2021 season following an assault charge and didn’t play at all last year, but he was found not guilty this offseason and then signed with the Cardinals.

21 responses to “Cardinals’ Jeff Gladney dies at 25

  1. Too many people lost on the roads. RIP.

    Crazy it’s still may and we’ve lost two youngsters already.

  2. Don’t take any day for granted and remember to never hesitate to let people you care about know how much they mean to you. RIP Jeff Gladney and condolences to his loved ones. Gone far, far too soon.

  3. Damn! I was really pulling for this kid to get back at it. This is where I get frustrated by people’s allegations derailing someone’s career. Ya know sometimes people are telling the truth – this kid had a whole life ahead of him. Hopefully there was no alcohol involved with either party. Condolences to the family, friends, former and current teammates and all who loved and knew him.


  4. Every parents worst nightmare. My heart goes out to his friends and family.

  5. A real shame, he just got past his off field incident which set his career back with his release from the Vikings. I was really interested to see what he could do in Arizona with a clean slate. Rest in peace.

  6. Let’s not forget the young lady that was killed with him, the was report was he was driving 90+ miles per hour and a BAC level at .23 and injured another couple that were sitting in another vehicle. Very tragic indeed when his stupidity cost the life and injuries of othe people.

  7. Whenever you see an athlete in danger or in trouble, no need to even ask if it was early in the AM.

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