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Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson found dead in Brandon hotel room

Deputies are investigating the death of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Vincent Jackson, who was found dead in a Brandon hotel room on Monday.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said the 38-year-old was found dead on Monday at the Homewood Suites, located at 10240 Palm River Road in Brandon.

Jackson, who lived in South Tampa, checked into the hotel on Jan. 11, and had been staying in a room since that date, hotel staff told investigators.

The sheriff’s office said Jackson’s family members reported him missing on Feb. 10. A formal report was filed the next day.

On Friday, Feb. 12, deputies located Jackson at the hotel and spoke with him, canceling the missing persons case after “assessing Jackson’s well-being.”

On Monday, a housekeeper found Jackson dead in his room around 11:30 a.m.

The sheriff’s office said there were no apparent signs of trauma, and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.

“My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister in a statement.

Chronister said Jackson was made an honorary Hillsborough County deputy three years ago “to recognize his dedication to the community.”


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