Saints Wide Receiver Jermon Bushrod’s Week-Old Baby Girl Dies: ‘My Heart Has Been Broken’

Jermon Bushrod, wife Jessica Mendez and two of their children
Jermon Bushrod, wife Jessica Mendez and two of their children

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Jermon Bushrod announced Saturday that he and his wife’s newborn daughter has died.

Jordyn Lynn Bushrod was only a week old when she died this past Thursday, Bushrod said in a statement via Twitter.

“My heart has been broken,” Bushrod said. “…We will get through this with faith, family and friends. Thanks for prayers and support.”

Bushrod is in his second stint with the Saints. He first played for New Orleans from 2007-2012 where he was a key piece to its success, including the team’s Super Bowl championship.

He left for Chicago in 2013 and then Miami in 2016 before returning to New Orleans.

Bushrod married his wife, Jessica, in 2012. He said one of the reasons he came back to the Saints was because she is from the area. The couple has a son and daughter.

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SOURCE: The New Orleans Advocate