The two played together at Texas Christian University.
According to Fort Worth Star Telegram, Gladney’s agent Brian Overstreet reported that the young cornerback has died in a car accident in Dallas, Texas, early Monday morning.
Overstreet asked for prayers and privacy for the family:
“We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time,”
The Cardinals had just signed Gladney to a two-year deal in March, after he was released by the Minnesota Vikings. He was cut shortly after he was indicted for third-degree domestic violence, but was later acquitted.
The cornerback was a former first-round pick for the Vikings in 2020, signing a four-year, $10,991,030 rookie contract, including a $5,553,476 signing bonus.
In 2020 he recorded 81 tackles, no interceptions, one forced fumble, and three passes defended, while playing in all 16 games.
Rest in peace to a guy that was taken way too soon.
Former first-round pick and All-Big 12 CB Jeff Gladney has passed away