OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson passed away from the combined results of fentanyl and drug, according to medical inspectors on Friday.
A spokesperson for the Maryland Department of Health stated Ferguson’s death on June 21 was ruled a mishap. He was 26.
Ferguson passed away after cops reacted to a house in the northern district of the city, where they discovered him unresponsive and being dealt with by medics. Baltimore Police stated that there were no indications of injury discovered which no nasty play was thought.
“Our priority is focused on the man Jaylon was and the positive impact he made on so many as a father, son, fiancé, friend and teammate,” the Ravens stated in a declaration provided Friday. “It would be inappropriate for us to comment further while we continue to support his family and teammates, who are mourning the tragic loss of a loved one and will celebrate his life [Saturday].”
Ferguson’s funeral service will be held Saturday in Bains, Louisiana, where he matured.
Ferguson, a third-round choice by the Ravens in 2019, appeared to have actually striven to be in the very best shape of his profession, dropping a considerable quantity of weight. He was playing a larger function on defense throughout the group’s offseason exercises this spring while beginning outdoors linebackers Tyus Bowser and Odafe Oweh were recuperating from surgical treatments.
Known as “Sack Daddy” coming out of Louisiana Tech, Ferguson holds the FBS record for profession sacks with 45. In 3 NFL seasons, he amounted to 67 takes on and 4.5 sacks.
Ferguson had 3 kids — Jyce, Jrea and Demi — all of whom are under the age of 5.
On an online fundraising event established for the kids, it was exposed that Ferguson and his household had actually just recently made it through a home fire that declared much of the kids’s valuables. “He desperately tried to put out the fire in order to save his children’s possessions to the point where his own toes were burned in the process,” the post stated.