Final week, the household of former NFL star Vincent Jackson acknowledged that the 38-year-old, who died in February, was identified with stage II continual traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. On Wednesday, medical examiners revealed extra about his death.
In response to the Hillsborough County (Fla.) medical examiner, Jackson died from continual alcohol use. The post-mortem reportedly confirmed a spread of medical points, together with alcoholic cardiomyopathy, hepatic steatosis and fibrosis, esophageal varices, ascites, jaundice, distant pancreatitis, renal failure and hyponatremia dehydration, heart problems and intoxication by ethyl alcohol, per ESPN. His blood alcohol content material was 0.28%, the medical examiner mentioned.
The CTE analysis was made after his death, by Boston College’s CTE heart. In his ultimate few months, Jackson reportedly suffered from a quantity of points linked to the mind situation, together with melancholy, reminiscence loss and paranoia.
A second-round pick of Northern Colorado, Jackson put collectively a formidable NFL profession via stints with the Chargers and Buccaneers.
He made three Professional Bowls, incomes the honors in 2009, ’11 and ’12. He completed his profession with 540 receptions for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.
“Vincent devoted a lot of his life to serving to others. Even in his passing, I do know he would need to proceed that very same legacy,” Jackson’s widow Lindsey Jackson said in a statement after the CTE analysis. “By donating his mind to the VA-BU-CLF Mind Financial institution, we hope to proceed to see developments in CTE analysis, enabling physicians to diagnose the illness within the residing and in the end discover remedy choices sooner or later.”
Jackson was found alone in a Hillsborough County lodge room final February, after checking in on Jan. 11. He was initially reported lacking by his household, and located on the lodge two days later. Three days after the lacking individuals case was closed, Jackson was found useless within the room.
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