Bucs LB Shaq Barrett announces passing of 2-year-old daughter
On May 1, 2023, Shaquil Barrett, linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, announced the heartbreaking news that his 2-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, had passed away.
The statement read, "It is with great sadness that my wife Jordanna and I announce the passing of our daughter, Brooklyn.
Our family is devastated by this news and we ask that our privacy be respected during this difficult time."
The news has come as a shock to the NFL community and fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Shaq Barrett has been a standout player for the team since joining in 2019, earning a Pro Bowl selection and being a key part of their Super Bowl victory in 2021.
The Buccaneers organization has released a statement expressing their condolences and support for Barrett and his family.
Barrett's teammates have also expressed their support and condolences. Quarterback Tom Brady tweeted, "My heart is heavy for Shaq and Jordanna.
Barrett has not yet announced if he will take any time off from football to grieve the loss of his daughter. The Buccaneers' next game is scheduled for May 7th against the Atlanta Falcons.
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