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Ex-NFL star Terry Glenn’s death still under investigation: Police

A one-vehicle rollover traffic accident killed former NFL star Terry Glenn, 43, in Irving, Texas, on Nov. 20, Monday. The Irving Police Department took to Twitter to release a statement about the accident.

Irving Police Department's statement on car accident involving Terry Glenn

Irving Police Department’s statement on car accident involving Terry Glenn (Twitter/Irving Police Dept.)

Accompanied by his fiancée, Glenn was driving his car when the car left the highway before striking a concrete barrier and rolling, ESPN quoted Irving police as saying. Police department spokeswoman Chelsey Jones told the publication that they are investigating the cause of the wreck and they have yet to confirm whether or not the late NFL star and his fiancée were wearing seat belts.

Glenn was brought to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. However, the former NFL wide receiver he died shortly while his fiancée was slightly injured.

Born in Ohio, Columbus, Glenn attended Brookhaven High School in Columbus and played college football for Ohio State University. In 1995, the Fred Biletnikoff Award was given to him as the top college wide receiver of the United States.

In Glenn’s 11-year NFL career, he played for three teams. In 1996, the New England Patriots drafted him in the first round of the NFL Draft.

After playing for the Patriots from 1996 to 2001, Glenn played for the Green Bay Packers in 2002 and for the Dallas Cowboys from 2003 to 2007. In 2008, the Cowboys released him due to health concerns over his right knee.

“Terry was someone that we all enjoyed very much in his time with the Cowboys,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in a statement obtained by USA Today. “He was a gentle and kind hearted young man. We are all terribly saddened by this news of his passing. Too young and too soon.”

 

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