Gladney, 25, was one of two people killed in the plane crash, according to CNN affiliate WFAA. CNN has contacted Gladney’s representatives for comment.
The accident happened around 2:30 a.m. and involved two vehicles, according to a news release from the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department. A preliminary investigation revealed that a white car drove fast and overtook a second car from behind.
Then the white car lost control and crashed into the beams of the expressway bridge. causing the deaths of men and women inside such revelation The second vehicle was occupied by a man and a woman who were unscathed.
Gladney entered the third season of his NFL career after playing college football at Texas Christian University. Minnesota Vikings drafted him as a first-round qualifier in 2020, but the team released him before the 2021 season after he was indicted on charges of assault. According to information from the NFL website.
Gladney was not found guilty of the incident. And the Cardinals signed him for a two-year contract in March 2022. He recently trained with the team during an NFL team training session.
The Vikings also issued a statement. They said they were saddened by Gladney’s death.
“My condolences to his family and friends, the organization of the Arizona Cardinals, and current and former teammates and coach Jeff for his mourning too soon for his life,” a team statement read.
NFL players from across the league expressed their condolences via Twitter.