Body of Former NFL Player JaJuan Dawson Believed to Have Been Found in Lake

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Divers believe they found the body of former Browns and Texans receiver JaJuan Dawson.

Dawson, 37, went missing Sunday evening when he reportedly jumped off of his boat without a life vest. He went in the water of Lavon Lake just before 6:30 p.m. and never resurfaced. He was discovered in about 45 feet of water around 11:40 p.m. Monday. Authorities said the body matched images of Dawson, according to CBS Dallas Fort Worth.

Not many details are known about what happened to Dawson once he went in the water. According to NBC Dallas Fort Worth, divers were able to find him using sonar equipment.

A friend of the family told CBS DFW that Dawson was a strong swimmer. Dawson’s wife, two children, brother, sister-in-law and niece were on the lake with him Sunday.

Dawson was a third-round pick by the Browns in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played in Cleveland for two seasons before heading to Houston in 2002. He finished his career with 52 receptions for 664 yards and two touchdowns.

SOURCE: Sporting News – Jordan Heck


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