Bucs linebacker Shaquil Barrett’s 2-year-old daughter drowned in swimming pool
Despite efforts to revive Barrett’s 2-year-old child, Arrayah was announced deceased on Sunday morning
The NFL world is shaken by tragic news after the 2-year-old daughter of Tampa Bay Bucs linebacker Shaquil Barrett tragically lost her life.
Arrayah Barrett drowned in the family’s swimming pool at the family’s south Tampa home Sunday morning.
Tampa Police confirmed that they responded to a call of a child who had fallen into a pool just before 9:30 a.m. The child was then transported to an area hospital. Despite efforts to revive her, she was pronounced deceased a short time later.
“Today’s tragic news is heartbreaking for all members of the Buccaneers family,” the team said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Shaq, Jordanna and the entire Barrett family during this unimaginably difficult time. While no words can provide true comfort at a time such as this, we offer our support and love as they begin to process this very profound loss of their beloved Arrayah.”
Arrayah was the youngest of the four children Barrett has with his wife and high school sweetheart, Jordanna. Shaquil Jr., Braylon, and Aaliyah are . Arrayah was born two months after Barrett and the Bucs beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl 55. He had just signed a four-year, $72 million contract with $34 million guaranteed.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the Barrett family.