Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaq Barrett’s 2-year-old daughter drowns in family swimming pool.
According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, officers were called to Barrett’s home shortly before 9:30 a.m. after his daughter, Arrayah, fell into the pool. The child was taken to the hospital but was unable to be revived and was pronounced deceased.
The Tampa Bay Times reports that local police are in the process of conducting an investigation. The situation is believed to be a tragic accident and isn’t considered suspicious by offers.
“Today’s tragic news is heartbreaking for all members of the Buccaneers family,” the team said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Shaq, Jordanna and the entire Barrett family during this unimaginably difficult time. While no words can provide true comfort at a time such as this, we offer our support and love as they begin to process this very profound loss of their beloved Arrayah.”
The 30-year-old Barrett has been with the Buccaneers since 2019. Arrayah was the youngest of the four children Barrett has with his wife, Jordanna.
Buccanneers LB Shaq Barrett. Photo courtsey of AP Photo/Don Montague