Former linebacker for the Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Chargers, Jessie Lemonier, He died Thursday at the age of 25, according to a statement from Lions. “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier,” the team said on Twitter.
“Jessie was a wonderful teammate and the young man is gone too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.” The Chargers also paid tribute to Lemonier, saying he was “gone too soon.”
“Our hearts go out to Jessie’s family, friends and loved ones,” the team wrote on Twitter. Lions did not provide details of the cause of death.
In the league he played in 3 different teams during his career, Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit Lions and Arizona Cardinals.
His last team in the NFL was the Arizona Cardinals in 2022., but failed to convince the coaches during the preseason, who agreed to release him. After his frustrated strides through the league, he decided to try his luck this year at the Houston Gamblers and Birmingham Stallions, two teams in the United States Soccer League. lower-level competition, which is part of the practices of such franchises.
Lemonier was drafted by the XFL’s Arlington Renegades in November of last year, but signed with the Houston Gamblers of the American Football League earlier this month before being traded to the Birmingham Stallions.
His agent, Drew Smith, told ESPN Lemonier was expecting a child with his girlfriend.
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