Arrayah, the 2-year-old daughter of Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Shaquil Barrett, has died after drowning in a pool.
The incident took place at Barrett’s Tampa Bay residence around 9:30 a.m. local time on Sunday morning, when authorities arrived after receiving a call that a child had fallen into a pool, according to a statement from the Tampa Police Department that was obtained by ESPN.
Arrayah was the youngest of four children the athlete, 30, shares with his wife, Jordanna, who was his high school sweetheart, according to The Tampa Bay Times.
“It is not believed to be suspicious in nature at this time, but a purely accidental and tragic incident,” Police said, per ESPN.
Authorities said the investigation remains ongoing.
“Today’s tragic news is heartbreaking for all members of the Buccaneers family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Shaq, Jordanna and the entire Barrett family during this unimaginably difficult time,” the Buccaneers said a statement.
“While no words can provide true comfort at a time such as this,” the team added, “we offer our support and love as they begin to process this very profound loss of their beloved Arrayah.”
Barrett, who’s recovering from a torn Achilles that sidelined him for the second half of last season, is entering his fifth year with Tampa Bay after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Denver Broncos.
Barrett led the NFL with 19½ sacks in 2019. The following season he helped the Bucs win the Super Bowl.