Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister appeared on the MJ Morning Show on Q105 FM Wednesday morning to discuss the passing of former Buccaneers wide receiver Vincent Jackson and shed some new light on his death. Sheriff Chronister said that after looking at autopsy reports, it has been determined that the 38-year old Jackson suffered from chronic alcoholism and health issues.
Chronister also revealed that the Jackson family shared with police that there were some concerns of CTE from Jackson’s history of concussions. You can listen to Chronister’s 1:31 interview snippet with the MJ Morning Show by clicking here.
Jackson was found deceased on Monday, February 15, at the Homewood Suites in Brandon, Florida. According to reports Jackson checked into the motel on January 11 and had been staying there since that time. His family had reported him missing a day earlier and a missing persons report was filed. Once Jackson was located by police and believed to be okay the missing persons case was closed.
UPDATED: Despite Chronister making his statements in regards to Jackson’s autopsy report, Greg Auman of The Athletic has reported that the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s office has provided an update claiming that there is no autopsy report available and that “it will likely be several months before the final report is complete,” as both the manner and cause of death are still being studied.