Vincent Jackson may have died two days prior to hotel staff calling 911

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Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times
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TAMPA — Vincent Jackson was found dead Monday in the same position that hotel staff had assumed he was sleeping in the previous two days.

No cause of death was listed on a preliminary case summary report by the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner released Thursday. The only physical injury to Jackson was a small laceration on his left great toe.

The former Bucs receiver had been staying at the Homewood Suites in Brandon since Jan. 11. Thursday’s report said Jackson was last known to be alive on Feb. 11, when the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office performed a wellness visit to Jackson at the hotel after family members reported him missing.

“The dates of (Feb. 13 and 14), hotel staff entered the secured hotel room and located the (deceased) seated on the couch, slumped over,” according to the report. “They assumed he was sleeping and left the room. On the morning of (Feb. 15), the hotel staff once again went into the secured room and were concerned when they found (Jackson) in the same position.”

The sheriff’s office said 911 was called at 11:37 a.m. Monday.

This story will be updated.