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NFL’s Jaylon Ferguson’s Cause of Death Confirmed

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker, Jaylon Fergusson, died at the age of twenty-six years old, and now his cause of death has been confirmed.

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The Baltimore Ravens team announced the tragic death in a tweet on Wednesday, June 22.

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“We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Fergusson,” they began in the tweet.

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“He was a kind respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality.

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“We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon,” it finished.

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The Ravens gave a statement on Friday, July 1. “Our priority is focused on the man Jaylon was and the positive impact he made on so many as a father, son, fiancé, friend, and teammate,” they said.

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“It would be inappropriate for us to comment further while we continue to support his family and teammates, who are mourning the tragic loss of a loved one and will celebrate his life [Saturday].”

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Jaylon’s funeral took place on Saturday, in Bains, Louisiana, where he was born and raised.

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Dozens of family and friends came together to celebrate his life at the Magnolia Full Gospel Baptist Church.

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Many others took to social media to share their tributes to the star…

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Fans were understandably distraught by the sudden news.

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One wrote: “Steelers Nation prays alongside you today. So incredibly sad. Prayers to his family and friends and may he Rest In Peace”

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While another added: “Prayers to the Ravens organization and all Ravens fans, no worse feeling than not only losing a young man only 26 years old. But losing someone who is currently representing your team. Much love from Steelers Nation!”

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The talented young footballer was picked in the 3rd round of the NFL draft, as per TMZ, in 2019.

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In the 3 seasons that he played for the team, he competed in a total of thirty-eight games.

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The young star played as the outside linebacker and defensive end during his 3 seasons with the NFL Baltimore Ravens…

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He also played with Louisiana Tech during his college career.

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Jaylon was found unresponsive at the scene by police on June 21…

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Medics later confirmed he had died.

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At the time, foul play wasn’t suspected.

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Cops initially thought Jaylon had taken an overdose.

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And now, 2 weeks after his tragic death, a cause has been announced.

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Fans are shocked by the news…

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One Twitter user tried to make sense of it all, writing: “That’s so sad! Sounds like he was trying to self-medicate for something. Did he suffer from pain, success depression, or impostor syndrome, maybe? Another great talent lost too soon.”

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A second wrote after learning the news: “This young man was a very respectful and intelligent person. This should not and does not define him, his life, or his legacy.”

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“I’m sad to say I have heard of two other cases of people dying of this. It’s out there and it’s scary.” a third wrote.

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Another echoed their shock: “This is an American epidemic… way worse than Covid… it’s killing our children.”

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A spokesperson told TMZ that the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner announced his death was deemed an accident.

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Officials then revealed his death was likely the result of “the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine.”

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We cannot imagine how Fergusson’s family, friends, and teammates are feeling right now.

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But, we extend our prayers to all who are mourning at this moment in time.

Rest in peace, Jaylon Fergusson.

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