Lions Announce Former NFL Linebacker Has Died at 25
The NFL’s Detroit Lions has announced that former linebacker Jessie Lemonier has died.
The team made the announcement on Twitter, saying, “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier.”
It continues, “Jessie was a model teammate and wonderful young man who is gone far too soon.”
Concluding the statement, the team said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Lemonier was 25 years old.
Read the statement below:
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) January 26, 2023
Twitter users shared their responses to the news.
One tweet reads, “Dang…. way too young. R.I.P. Jessie.”
Dang…. way too young.
R.I.P. Jessie. https://t.co/TJsDFr4lC7
— Raiders United 🏴☠️ (@united_raiders) January 26, 2023
Player for the New Orleans Saints Chris Harris added, “RIP Jessie. He was good good kid.”
RIP Jessie. He was good good kid https://t.co/sBGTGa4nEa
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) January 26, 2023
Another user said, “I was very impressed with his preseason performance with the Cardinals last year. Gone way too soon! Rest in peace Jessie.”
I was very impressed with his preseason performance with the Cardinals last year
Gone way too soon! Rest in peace Jessie🙏 https://t.co/CV0Zi9kdEY
— Andy Kwong (@akwong31) January 26, 2023
Contributor for The Blaze Jill Savage simply tweeted, “He was only 25.”
He was only 25. https://t.co/Ii39b5Xufs
— Jill Savage (@Jill_Savage) January 26, 2023
His agent, Drew Smith of DEC Management, said to ESPN Lemonier and his girlfriend were expecting a child.
The outlet noted Lemonier played in seven games with the Lions in 2021.
He recorded 15 total tackles and 1.5 sacks.
Last summer, he went on to sign with the Arizona Cardinals and was released during the training camp.
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