It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of former Detroit Lions and Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Jessie Lemonier, who died at the age of 25.
The news was confirmed by the Lions on Thursday morning, sending shockwaves through the NFL community. Lemonier had recently signed with the United States Football League (USFL) and appeared in seven games with the Lions in 2021.
“We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier,” the statement read. “Jessie was a model teammate and wonderful young man who is gone far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
The cause of death has not yet been released, but our thoughts are with Lemonier's family during this difficult time. We will never forget his contributions to football and all those he inspired along the way.