The Hillsborough County (Fla.) Medical Examiner revealed Wednesday that former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson died in February as a result of chronic alcohol usage.

The death was declared “natural” by the medical examiner. Jackson, who was 38, was found dead in a hotel room in Brandon, Fla.

The Concussion Legacy Foundation reported earlier this week that Jackson had been diagnosed with Stage 2 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a chronic neurological disorder that has affected many football players.

Jackson graduated with a degree in business management from the University of South Florida in 2016 and has opened five restaurants in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Tampa.

Jackson played 12 seasons in the NFL, first with the San Diego Chargers (2005–11) and then with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-16). He was a three-time Pro Bowl with 540 catches for 9,080 yards and 57 touchdowns.

Jackson reportedly suffered from depression, progressive memory loss, mood swings, paranoia, and acute social isolation in the months leading up to his death, all of which are considered signs of CTE.

The autopsy showed that Jackson had alcoholic cardiomyopathy, hepatic steatosis and fibrosis, esophageal varices, ascites, jaundice, remote pancreatitis, renal failure and hyponatremia, dehydration, cardiovascular disease, and ethyl alcohol intoxication.

Jackson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving thrice while with the Chargers, in 2006 and 2009. In 2010, he was suspended for three games.

On February 15, hotel personnel discovered Jackson in his room. When a worker entered the room, Jackson was slouched on the couch in a similar position for the third day in a row.

Jackson has been a guest at the hotel since January 11th. His family filed a missing-persons report on Feb. 11, and deputies identified and talked with him at the motel on Feb. 12. The missing-persons investigation was dropped, and deputies determined Jackson was fit to stay at the hotel.

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