Vincent Jackson Brain Being Donated For CTE Research!
Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found deceased at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, Fla. A housekeeper, but Vincent’s brain will still help others. Read on for more details about Vincent Jackson Brain Donated…
CelebnSports247.com reports that Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister prematurely told WRBQ radio that Jackson’s autopsy report showed signs of “chronic alcoholism” but a cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
Vincent Jackson’s family has since donated his brain to researchers at Boston University to determine if he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to the New York Times.
Allison Gorrell, a spokeswoman for the Jackson family, in a phone interview Wednesday, said:
Vincent being who he was would have wanted to help as many people as possible. It’s something his family wanted to do to get answers to some of their questions.
Sheriff Chronister has a theory:
Well, this is true speculation but what the family is telling me is that he suffered from CTE. They believe he had a lot of concussion problems and when you suffer from that, you’re not yourself.
Sheriff Chronister continued:
[The family believes] wholeheartedly all of these actions are the result of what he suffered while he was playing in the NFL.
Sheriff Chronister noted how involved Jackson was in the community:
He would never say no! He’s the person you would call ‘Hey I have something we wanna 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 his schedule.
Jackson spent 12 years in the pros — making 3 Pro Bowls during his time with the San Diego Chargers and the Tampa Bay Bucs. He formally retired in 2018 but last played in 2016.
The tragic thing is he was likely found dead days before that as hotel staff saw him slouched over on a sofa, but assumed he was asleep. It wasn’t until they came back and realized he was still in that same position.