Medical examiner Vincent Jackson chronically died of alcohol.
The death of ex- NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was due to drinking heavily in The Hillsborough County (Fla.) Medical Examiner announced Wednesday.
The medical examiner declared that Jackson’s death was “natural.” Jackson was 38 years old, died in the Hotel room located within Brandon, Fla.
This week, earlier this month, Concussion Legacy Foundation announced that Jackson was diagnosed with Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This progressive brain disorder has affected a lot of footballers.
Jackson was a part of 12 NFL seasons with San Diego Chargers (2005-11) and the Tampa Buccaneers (2012-16).
He was 3 times Pro Bowl selection who caught more than 540 passes, gaining 980 yards and the score of 57 touchdowns.
In the weeks before his death, Jackson had been reported to be suffering from depression, memory loss progressive in addition to mood swings, extreme social isolation, and paranoia — all of which are considered to be symptoms of CTE.
The autopsy revealed that Jackson was suffering from alcoholic cardiomyopathy and Hepatic Steatosis and Fibrosis, varices in the esophageal sphincter, ascites, remote pancreatitis, jaundice hyponatremia, and renal failure, as well as the intoxication caused by the ethyl alcohol.
While in the Chargers, Jackson was arrested for drunk driving in 2006 and 2009. He was suspended for three games in the year 2010.
Jackson was discovered in his hotel room by hotel staff on Feb. 15. This was the third consecutive day Jackson was lying on his couch in the same way when an employee was in the room.
Jackson has been staying in the hotel since Jan. 11. His family filed a missing person report on Feb. 11, and deputies found Jackson at the hotel in February. 12 and talked to Jackson.
The missing-persons investigation was dismissed and deputies found Jackson suitable to remain at the hotel.
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