On January 26, Jessie Lemonier, a linebacker who played in the NFL and was signed by the Los Angeles Chargers, died at age 25.
No information has been provided regarding the cause of death of Jessie Lemonier, a former NFL linebacker. His death was confirmed by the Detroit Lions, a team he had previously played for.
The Lions said in a statement, “We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of former Detroit Lion Jessie Lemonier, “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.”
His agent confirmed on Thursday that at the time of his death, Jessie Lemonier was expecting a child with his girlfriend.
Jessie Lemonier Girlfriend: The Couple Were Expecting A Baby
As reported by Jessie Lemonier’s agent Drew Smith to ESPN, Lemonier’s girlfriend was pregnant at the time of his death. There is not much information known about his girlfriend, yet, fans have shown sympathy and condolences to her and Lemonier’s family on social media.
Know About Jessie Lemonier’s Career
Jessie Lemonier, a former NFL linebacker, had a journeyman career with several teams. He began as an undrafted free agent for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2020, bouncing between the practice squad and the active roster before being waived in 2021.
The Chargers released Lemonier on August 31, 2021. Lemonier was added to the Detroit Lions practice squad on September 2, 2021. He was moved to the active roster on October 6, 2021, and let go on May 16, 2022. Lemonier was picked up off waivers by the Arizona Cardinals on May 17, 2022. He was then let go on August 17.
Lemonier was picked by the Arlington Renegades in the 2023 XFL Draft, but on December 31, 2022, he signed with the USFL’s Houston Gamblers instead.
What Was Jessie Lemonier’s Net Worth?
Sources estimate that Jessie Lemonier, the late former Detroit Lions linebacker, had a net worth of $1 million, earned from his career in football and endorsement deals.
Jessie was a professional American football player who played as an outside linebacker for teams such as the Los Angeles Chargers, Detroit Lions, and Birmingham Stallions of the USFL. He began his professional career as an undrafted free agent for the Chargers in 2020, after completing his college football career with the Liberty Flames.
Tributes Poured All Over Social Media Following Jessie Lemonier Death
After the announcement of Lemonier’s passing, social media was filled with messages of condolences and fond memories from fans and friends of the footballer.
One user wrote, “Another life gone way too soon. Former NFL player Jesse Lemonier died unexpectedly at the age of 25. No details of his passing have been released.”
Another tweeted, “Damn man RIP Jessie Lemonier sending love and prayers to his family, friends, former teammates and coaches.”