Jeff Gladney was an American football player who played in the National Football League (NFL). He had just switched to Arizona Cardinals on 16 March 2022, before he met a life-taking accident.
Jeff was killed in a car accident on 30 May 2022. In fact, his girlfriend, Mercedes Palacios, was also a passenger in his car who also lost her life in a tragic accident.
The NFL family mourns the tragic loss of Jeff Gladney and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/FgN5T62q3I
— NFL (@NFL) May 30, 2022
As per the reports, Jeff’s car crashed in Dallas, Texas at 2:30 AM. The player was traveling with his girlfriend in his Mercedes SUV at an excessive rate of speed.
Suddenly, his SUV clipped a car and then spun off the road. It then crashed into a brick wall and ignited into flames. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
Let’s explore more about Jeff Gladney contract, net worth, college, stats, parents, age, dating, and facts.
Jeff Gladney NFL Contract, Stats; How Much Was His Net Worth?
Jeff began his NFL journey in 2020 after being picked by the Minnesota Vikings as the 31st overall pick. He then recorded his first forced fumble for the Vikings in the Week 6 game against the Atlanta Falcons.
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In his first season, Jeff recorded the stats of 81 total tackles, three passes defended, and one forced fumble. Later on 3 August 2021, he was released by the team after his indictment for domestic violence.
Later on 16 March 2022, Jeff signed with the Arizona Cardinals. As per his contract, Jeff was set to receive a base salary of $1,500,000 in the 2022 season. Unfortunately, he passed away before the start of the new season.
Jeff’s net worth and earnings remain unknown.
Jeff Gladney Wiki & Family; Age, Parents, Ethnicity, Height, College
The player was born on 12 December 1996 in New Boston, Texas, the United States. He was 25 years of age when he died following a car crash. Jeff had American nationality and African-American ethnicity.
Jeff was born the youngest of four children of his parents, John Gladney and Jacinda Jefferson. He grew up alongside his three elder siblings.
Jeff was educated at New Boston High School in New Boston, Texas, where he started his high school football career. Later on, he signed with Texas Christian University to play college football for the TCU Horned Frogs.
He played college football for TCU from 2015 to 2019. During that time, he was named to the second-team All-Big 12 in 2018 and first-team All-Big 12 in 2019.
Jeff stood tall at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches (1.8 meters).
Who Was Jeff Gladney Dating?
Jeff was dating Mercedes Palacios who reportedly died beside him in the unfortunate car accident. Prior to that, he was charged with domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend back in mid-2021.
As per the reports, Jeff intentionally and recklessly applied pressure to his former girlfriend’s neck and throat. He was then sued for $1 million by his ex-girlfriend. However, Jeff was later founded not guilty of the charge.
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In the meantime, he also had a son named Kingston Gee Galdney with an unnamed lady. His son was born on 24 February 2021. He had posted the picture of his child on his Instagram account.