Neiron Ball, former NFL player of the Oakland Raiders as well as Florida Gators, passed away on Tuesday, suffering from a brain aneurysm almost a year ago, which was caused due to a rare brain condition.
The announcement was made by the Sports and Entertainment Group, which used to represent Ball.
The statement said that the company was in the presence of the Ball family who wanted to thank the entire fanbase of Neiron, who supported him throughout his journey during his recovery period.
Ball was a special player who knew how to face any challenge given to him and was liked by everyone who had met him.
Neiron Ball was also a proud father, a loving brother, and a strong teammate. He will truly be missed by everyone and any who knew the player well.
Ball was diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation or AVM, while he was a player for the Florida Gators. AVM is a rare condition and this was followed by bleeding in the brain. Ball had to undergo an emergency surgery which caused him to miss the season during 2011.
He played with the Florida Gators for three more years after which he was drafted to play for the Oakland Raiders in 2015. A severe knee injury after only six games with the Raiders ended Ball’s professional football career.
Last year, Ball suffered a brain aneurysm on September 16th, after which he had to be put into a medically induced coma.
After almost a year, Ball died in a nursing home on Tuesday.
Fans and old friends of Neiron Ball took to social media to express their shock and regret upon hearing the tragic news of his death.
Natalie Ball Myricks, Ball’s sister, also posted a statement on Facebook saying that Neiron was now in a better and more peaceful place.
She also said that the entire family of Neiron was grateful for all the love and prayers from Neiron’s family around the world. She also talked about Neiron’s fans who constantly supported and donated for his treatment so that he would get better and have a speedy recovery from his condition.