The household of former NFL large receiver Vincent Jackson has donated his mind to researchers at Boston College’s CTE Heart, as new particulars surrounding his demise emerged on Thursday.
A spokesperson for Jackson’s household informed The New York Times that they made the choice so as to higher perceive what led to his sudden demise earlier this week.
“Vincent being who he was would have needed to assist as many individuals as doable,” Allison Gorrell informed the Occasions on Wednesday. “It’s one thing his household needed to do to get solutions to a few of their questions.”
Jackson’s household spoke out shortly after Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister outdated WRBQ radio that Jackson’s post-mortem report, which has but to be launched, confirmed indicators of “power alcoholism” and that the household believed he suffered from power traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
“That is simply hypothesis, however what the household is telling me is that he suffered from CTE,” he said. “They consider he had a variety of concussion issues. If you undergo from that, you’re not your self, you’re not your regular self. And so they consider wholeheartedly all of those actions are a results of what he suffered whereas he was taking part in within the NFL.”
Gorrell informed the Occasions that the sheriff didn’t converse for the household.
Jackson, 38, was discovered useless in a lodge room in Brandon, Fla., on Monday. Police mentioned he was reported lacking on Feb. 10 however was tracked all the way down to the lodge the place he had been staying since he first checked in on Jan. 11.
New particulars surrounding Jackson’s demise have been launched on Thursday.
Based on the Preliminary Case Abstract obtained by ESPN, Jackson was positioned by police on Feb. 12 as a part of a welfare test. On Feb. 13 and 14, lodge employees reportedly entered his room and noticed him on the sofa however “assumed he was sleeping and left the room.”
They once more entered his room on Monday and noticed he had not moved and known as 911.
There have been no obvious indicators of trauma or damage.
The three-time Professional Bowler was drafted within the second spherical by the San Diego Chargers in 2005 the place he performed for seven years. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012 the place he handled numerous accidents. He final performed for the staff in 2016 however introduced his retirement simply two years later.