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Vincent Jackson’s Foundation Thanks Fans for Donations After Former NFL Star’s Death

by Chris Haney
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On Tuesday afternoon, former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson’s foundation thanked fans for making donations in his honor after his recent death.

Following Jackson’s unexpected passing on Monday, the foundation said that fan’s financial support will help keep his legacy alive. The Jackson In Action 83 Foundation provides resources and support to military families in need. Both of Jackson’s parents served in the military, and the 3-time Pro Bowler often hosted military families at games.

“Thank you to everyone who has reached out to express their condolences,” the foundation wrote on Facebook. “We have received numerous requests from people who supported Vincent wanting to express their sympathies. While there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled, we take solace in knowing that Vincent positively impacted so many lives. His legacy will continue through the work of the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation and our support of military children and families.

“A military child himself, Vincent took great pride in the foundation’s work, and we know he would not only want it to continue but to grow. We ask that in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the foundation. Your support will allow for Vincent’s commitment to military families to continue in a meaningful way, which truly honors a life that meant so much to so many,” the foundation concluded.

Vincent Jackson Found Dead in Hotel at Age 38

Local police are investigating the death of Vincent Jackson, 38, after a hotel maid found him unresponsive in his room in Brandon, Florida.

Officials say the maid found the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver’s body on Monday, Feb. 15. According to WFLA anchor Josh Benson, Jackson was staying at a local Homewood Suites when he passed away.

“BREAKING (Awful). The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson. Jackson, 38, was found deceased on Monday, February 15, 2021, at the Homewood Suites located at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon, Florida,” Benson tweeted.

Investigators are still looking into Jackson’s passing, and officials have not revealed the cause of death. However, an official police report provides some further information on the situation. According to the report, Jackson had been staying at the hotel for over a month. He booked his room on Jan. 11 and stayed there until his tragic death.

Furthermore, Jackson’s family filed a missing persons report with local police on Feb. 10. Yet police tracked down Jackson within 24 hours and spoke to him at the hotel. They reported that Jackson was fine and canceled the case.

According to the police report, Jackson’s body showed no signs of trauma.