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family of the deceased Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Jaylon Ferguson made a statement on Thursday dismissing rumors about the cause of his death.
Ferguson’s fiancé Donnie Smith posted the comment on Twitter.
This came as TMZ Sports reports, Citing Baltimore PoliceThat “investigators are not ruling out the possibility of an overdose.”
“It is with deep sadness that we accept the unexpected passing of our dear Jalon Ferguson. Jaylon Was A Loving Father, Son, Brother, Fiance And an exceptional athlete. His kindness, big heart and infectious personality will be remembered by many, but his legacy will continue. We wholeheartedly appreciate the calls, texts and posts of support from his many friends and fans upon learning of his tragedy,” the statement began.
“Despite speculation in earlier reports, the case of Jaylon’s death is yet to be determined at this time. This is one of the darkest moments of our lives and we are still completely shocked. We ask that you please our Respect privacy as we go through this difficult time.
“Again, thanks to everyone for the love shown and a special thanks to the Baltimore Ravens and Louisiana Tech University.”
Ferguson’s death was announced on Wednesday. He was 26 years old.
“We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident” Jaylon Ferguson passes awayThe team said. “He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and infectious personality.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon’s family and friends as we mourn a life lost too soon.”
Ferguson’s agent, Saffrah Lawson, also issued a statement.
Lawson said, “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Baltimore Ravens LB Jaylon Ferguson. The family asks for your prayers and privacy during this difficult time.”
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said in a statement, “Jaylon was a good-hearted, gentleman who loved his family and his team.” “She was a pleasure to talk to and be around every day. You’ve always wanted to see ‘Ferg’ and talk. Our prayers and our help go out to his family. Our hearts are with his soul. RIP, Jaylon.”
Ravens linebacker Tyrus Bowser said: “Me and ‘Ferg’ went through some of the same struggles when it came to making a name for ourselves in the league. This allowed us to gain an understanding and help each other build and grow. Were able players.
“From the playbook to the field – and even outside of work – we formed a strong bond. Whether I had a bad day or vice versa, we encouraged each other, and that’s what I appreciated most.” And what I will miss about him. His positive energy, encouragement and his belief in me helped mold me into the player and man I am today. He will be missed but never forgotten. Relax, 45 “
The Ravens selected Ferguson in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft from Louisiana Tech. He played 14 games during his rookie season and made 31 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery.
In 2020, Ferguson played 14 games and made 30 tackles, 2 sacks and a fumble recovery. In 2021, he played only 10 games and had six sacks during that season.
Ferguson was an exceptional linebacker Louisiana Tech. In, He was named the 2018 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team All-Conference selection in 2017 and 2018.
He recorded the most sacks in NCAA FBS history with 45.