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Former NFL WR Vincent Jackson, 38, was found dead Monday after a 911 call from the Homewood Suites in Brandon, where he had been living since Jan. 11. On Wednesday, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister shared that his autopsy report revealed Jackson "suffered from chronic alcoholism"...

“We got the autopsy report back that is going to be released today,” Chronister said. “Unfortunately, he suffered from chronic alcoholism. Again, just tragic. We haven’t gotten the toxicology report back, so can’t say with any certainty that was it. But a lot of longstanding health conditions that contributed to his passing because of some alcohol abuse.”

Chronister said the Jackson family suspected that the Pro Bowl receiver suffered from CTE, the result of multiple concussions during a 12-year career in the NFL with the Bucs and Chargers.

“This is just speculation, but what the family is telling me is that he suffered from CTE,” Chronister said. “They believe he had a lot of concussion problems. When you suffer from that, you’re not yourself, you’re not your normal self. And they believe wholeheartedly all of these actions are a result of what he suffered while he was playing in the NFL.”
“Again, just tragic,” Chronister said. “Thirty-eight years old, and to have the impact he had on this community. He would never say no. He’s the person you would call and say, ‘Hey, I have something we want to do for a child in need, a family in need, a military member in need,’ and he was always there. I don’t know how he balanced the schedule.”

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Breauxsif41 months
Sounded like a stand up guy.
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DoubleDown41 months
So what killed him though? Alcohol? CTE? So in other words, he died of alcohol poisoning? Constantly saying he’s an alcoholic doesn’t seem like an answer nor helpful.
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Chalkywhite8441 months
Really sad
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kemowasabi41 months
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Privateer 200741 months
That's sad. Sounds like he had a lot of issues.
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