Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett’s daughter, Arrayah, died after drowning in the family's swimming pool Sunday morning.
She was 2 years old.
According to police, via the Tampa Bay Times, officers responded to Barrett’s home around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Arrayah was transported to a local hospital, where she later died. An investigation is ongoing.
While specifics are not yet known, officials believe it was “a purely accidental and tragic incident.”
“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.”
Arrayah was the youngest of Barrett’s four children.
Barrett will start his fifth season with the Bucs this fall. The 30-year-old had 31 total tackles in eight games last season, but tore his Achilles midway through the year. He will enter the third year of a four-year, $68 million deal with the team this fall.