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Former NFL Detroit Lions player Jessie Lemonier dies aged 25

The Lions released a statement

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Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
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Jessie Lemonier, a former linebacker for the Detroit Lions, has passed away aged 25, according to a statement from the team. No cause of death has yet been revealed.

"We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier," their statement read.

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"Jessie was a model teammate and wonderful young man who is gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time."

Several NFL players and friends of his took to the comments section to express their condolences as well.

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Jessie first signed with the Los Angeles Chargers for a short stint in 2020 before moving on to the Lions, with whom he played in the 2021 season.

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The Detroit Lions released a statement

He then signed with the Arizona Cardinals last summer, but was released during training camp.

His agent Drew Smith told ESPN that the athlete and his girlfriend were expecting their first child together at the time.

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Jessie was subsequently signed to the USFL's Houston Gamblers, but was traded to the Birmingham Stallions, whom he was scheduled to play with in the spring.

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The Los Angeles Chargers also shared their condolences

The Chargers also posted a tribute to the player, commemorating his time with the team, simply writing: "Gone too soon. Our hearts are with jessie's family, friends and loved ones."

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