The mom of former Notre Dame and NFL defensive lineman Louis Nix III stated Saturday evening that her son had died.
Stephanie Wingfield reported Nix lacking Wednesday after he failed to reply to her textual content messages Tuesday. Sheriff’s officers in Jacksonville, Fla., Saturday evening recovered a Hyundai sedan that matched the outline of Nix’s automotive from a pond outdoors the condo advanced the place Nix lived.
Nix, 29, was shot within the chest final December throughout an tried armed theft at a Jacksonville fuel station. The South Bend Tribune reported that surgeons selected to not take away the bullet from his left lung, deeming it too dangerous. Nix instructed the Tribune of his struggles in coping with the aftermath of the assault.
Professional Soccer Speak reported that the Jacksonville Sheriiff’s Workplace has not indicated that Nix’s demise and the capturing are associated.
Nix performed for the Irish from 2010-13. He was a member of the 2012 workforce that performed Alabama within the BCS nationwide championship game. The Texans drafted him within the third spherical (83rd total) in 2014 however Nix by no means performed for Houston after struggling a knee harm.
His solely NFL expertise got here in 2015 when he performed in 4 games for the Giants. He signed with Washington in 2016 and the Jaguars in 2017. Jacksonville reduce him in Might of that 12 months.
Daniel Elton, senior editor at Wahu Times, writes about politics and policy with a focus on climate advocacy. Daniel previously at the New Republic and, and Self. Daniel can be reached by email.