Louis Nix III, defensive extackle of Notre Dame and of the Texans, Giants, Redskins and Jaguars of the NFL, whose disappearance had been reported earlier in the week, he was found dead Saturday by police in Jacksonville, Florida. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office found a vehicle that matched the description of the car by Nix inside a pond near your apartment. The body of the athlete was inside.
Last Friday, the footballer’s mother reported that her son, 29 years, had been missing since Wednesday and believed that he was in danger because it was “out of the ordinary”.
Last December, Nix was the victim of assault and robbery.. He was shot while inflating the tires of his car at a gas station, coincidentally very close to the pond where his vehicle and his body have been found. The bullet reached his lung and his life was in serious danger.
That episode was even more striking if possible, because Nix used his Instagram account to make a live video while he was in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. The player sent a message to his friends and family in case he did not overcome the injuries sustained. “I was shot and robbed while putting air in the wheels, so if I don’t make it, I really want you all.”Louis said.
“I knew I couldn’t dial a number on my phone, so when I was in the ambulance, I opened Instagram”Nix said about that decision. “I just wanted to convey that message in case I did not leave that one, so that my family and the people I love would know that I love them. That was the most important thing,” he added to his explanation.
Nix was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2014 after a remarkable career in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. He was even All-American in his third year. He was often affectionately known in college as “Irish Chocolate” or “Big Lou,” according to the Notre Dame student center in a statement announcing Nix’s death on Sunday.