Detroit Lions' wide receiver Marvin Jones and wife Jazmyn are mourning the death of the their infant son, Marlo.

Jones made the announcement on his Instagram account. It said:

Yesterday the Lord called home a piece of my family’s heart, Marlo. It is hard to believe that our little angel, our fighter from day one, our son “Marlito” has unfortunately passed away and is no longer here with us. Marlo, the joy that you brought to us everyday, with that smile, and that energy was like heaven on earth. You will always be in our hearts. We will always remember you. We did not get the chance to hear your first words (It would’ve been in Spanish too) ☺️. We didn’t get to see you run with your brothers and sister, you ran with them with your eyes everyday. We know that everything that We do from here on out will be with you. Every step we take, you will be with us. Whenever we have a bad day, We will think of your smile. We miss you already buddy and will forever love you. Rest peacefully our sweet baby boy. You have gained your wings.

Marlo Jones was the couple's fifth child, born earlier this year.

The Lions issued this statement following the news.

"The Detroit Lions fully support Marvin and Jazmyn during this extremely difficult time, Marvin and Jazmyn embody the true meaning of family, and the example they set has made them an inspiration to so many in our community. We thank everyone for the outpouring of support." - via Detroit News.

Jones is currently on Injured Reserve with an ankle injury.


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