Former Local NFL Player Jesse Mahelona Dead

September 6th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD  

By Meena Kar
jesse mahelonaFormer Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jesse Mahelona died at the age of 26 after his car met with an accident on Friday reportedly. The mishap occurred approximately a mile away from his home in Kailua-Kona, in Hawaii.

On Saturday, the player’s agent failed to explicate on the hows and whys of the unfortunate episode, saying that he had no detailed information on the unexpected tragedy. Agent Chad Speck said to sources dismayingly, “Mahelona was the one who always smiled perhaps he had a smiling face.He was a loving guy and always funny.I will miss him the rest of my life, it is really a big loss.”

Having been drafted in the 2006 NFL draft by the Titans, and playing 10 matches as a rookie there, Jesse had also been on the Miami Dolphins for sometime before he played his last NFL game in 2007 with Atlanta Falcons. He also signed up with Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008. We trace him for the two seasons that he played in his early career at the University of Tennessee getting the credit for 77 tackles and 7 sacks.

On September 11th, 2007 he was cut from the Tennessee Titans and on December 29th 2007 from the Atlanta Falcons.

Agent Chad Speck, informed sources that they were preparing to raise funds to support Mahelona’s family. His wife Brandi is expecting her second baby, sources revealed. It is a bad scene for his family who supported the player throughout his football career.

Stephen Tulloch, Titans linebacker, tweeted on his account that he “lost a great friend.” Tulloch had been drafted together with Mahelona on Titans.

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