Baltimore Ravens linebacker
, 26, passed away. Officers reportedly found him unresponsive on June 21. He was pronounced dead on the scene by
The NFL team stated on Twitter today (June 22).
"We are profoundly saddened by the tragic passing of Jaylon Ferguson. He was a kind, respectful young man with a big smile and [an infectious] personality. We express our heartfelt condolences to Jaylon's family and friends as we mourn a life lost much too soon."
Ferguson's fiancée, Doni Smith, spoke out online.
reports in her IG Story she said, "Never in a million years, I thought I'll be saying RIP to you. My soul aches sooo bad baby. I know I'm dreaming baby… please watch over us! Please." She went on to say that the Ferguson legacy will continue. Then she reposted heartfelt words from fans.
A cause of death hasn't been revealed. Police say there were
of foul play or trauma and they're not ruling out the possibility of an overdose. The family is asking for
and privacy during this time. Fans wrote their condolences online.
wrote, "long live Jaylon Ferguson praying for his family."
said, "can't stop thinking about Jaylon Ferguson's family. My heart hurts." The
said on Twitter, "We are heartbroken to hear of the tragic loss of Jaylon Ferguson. The NFL family sends our deepest condolences to his loved ones.
Baltimore drafted Ferguson in 2019. His nickname was "
reports, "in 38 games with the team, 10 of which were starts, Ferguson had 67 tackles and 4.5 sacks in three seasons."
More tragedy struck the Baltimore Ravens; news sources report former player (a "Super Bowl champ") Tony Siragusa passed away unexpectedly today. He was 55 years old.
Brian Billick, his former coach, said, "We would not have won the Super Bowl without him. This is such stunning, sad news, and our hearts go out to Kathy and the Siragusa family."
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ferguson & Siragusa family.