Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson found dead in hotel room

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson was found dead in a Florida hotel room Monday morning, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office announced. He was 38.

A three-time Pro Bowler with the then-San Diego Chargers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jackson was reported as missing by his family Wednesday then located at a Homewood Suites two days later, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office. Officers spoke with Jackson, assessed his well-being and canceled the missing persons case, the sheriff's office said.

His body was discovered by a housekeeper at the hotel at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning.

"My heart aches for the many loved ones Vincent Jackson leaves behind, from his wife and children to the Buccaneers nation that adored him," sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. "Mr. Jackson was a devoted man who put his family and community above everything else."

The sheriff's office added that there were "no apparent signs of trauma," but that the investigation into Jackson's death is "active and open."

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