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FILE – Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney plays during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Jan. 3, 2021, in Detroit. Gladney, a defensive back for the Arizona Cardinals, has died in a car crash in Dallas. He was 25. Gladney’s death was confirmed by the Cardinals and his agent, Brian Overstreet. Gladney played at TCU and was a 2020 first-round draft pick of the Vikings. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)

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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jeff Gladney, a former first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, died Monday at the age of 25.

Gladney’s agent Brian Overstreet confirmed to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that the NFL player was killed in a car accident early Monday morning.

“We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time,” Overstreet said.

Details of the incident have not yet been revealed.

News of Gladney’s death was first made public by Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor, who played with Gladney at Texas Christian University.

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