Two Ex-NFL and one current NFL player sadly passes away in the month of June

Good or bad, if you’ve played in the National Football League and represented the famous NFL shield, you are forever indoctrinated into the NFL family. Recently it has been a tough time for the NFL family, losing three players in the month of June, two Ex-NFL players and a current Baltimore Ravens player.

Tony Siragusa, the NFL defensive tackle who became one of the game’s biggest players and personalities, parted from us Wednesday at age fifty-five. The twelve-year veteran served as a vital cog in the middle of the Baltimore Ravens’ historic 2000 defense, which went on to win a Super Bowl that season. Tony Siragusa was also working as a sideline sports reporter for FOX. Tony’s cause of death remains TBA.

A member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Hugh McElhenny, passed away on June 17 at age 93. McElhenny’s speed and elusiveness at the halfback position made him a force to be reckoned with in the 1950s. Known for his long strides and high-knee propulsion, McElhenny rushed for 5,281 yards and 38 touchdowns in a 13-year career.

Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson is a sad, headscratcher situation. At approximately 11:25 p.m on June 21, the twenty-six-year-old was found unresponsive. The medics began treatment, but Jaylon never regained consciousness and was pronounced dead on the scene. Baltimore Police said there were no signs of trauma found or foul play. Overdose is not ruled out as a cause of death.

“‘J Ferg’ had the most genuine energy I’ve ever been around,” Ravens safety Tony Jefferson said. “Before I left after minicamp in the locker room, he expressed how he was ready to have a big year, and I believed it was going to be his best season as a Raven. He will be watching over us, I know it, and he will bring the team closer just from his mark he left. He will definitely be missed.”


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