Washington D.C. Native & NFL Star Vontae Davis Dies At 35


Washington D.C. native Vontae Davis has handed away at age 35, in line with the Associated Press. At this time, police reportedly don’t suspect foul play.

AP’s report signifies that police discovered Vontae deceased inside his South Florida residence on Monday (April 1) morning. They have been reportedly responding to a medical emergency on the residence positioned within the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie, Florida.

Despite no suspicion of foul play, police are nonetheless investigating Vontae Davis’ dying. A reason for dying stays unknown pending a whole post-mortem report.

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Background On Vontae Davis

As talked about Vontae performed within the league throughout cornerback stints with the Miami Dolphins and Indianapolis Colts. He reportedly performed 10 seasons within the NFL — three with Miami and 6 with the Colts.

Amid his dying, the Dolphins launched a social media assertion, saying “We are heartbroken by the sudden passing of former Dolphins CB Vontae Davis and extend our deepest condolences to his family & loved ones during this difficult time.”

The proprietor of the group, Jim Irsay, additionally despatched his condolences by way of X on Monday. He wrote, “Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Vontae Davis. A great guy, teammate, player. My prayers to Vontae’s family.”

The Colts additionally spoke on the 35-year-old’s passing by way of social media.

“He was a standout player in his six seasons with the Horseshoe, but he was an even better teammate who carried a smile and positive energy every day,” the group mentioned. He can be deeply missed, and we ship out prayers to his household and family members.”

The Washington, D.C., native signed with the Buffalo Bills for 2018 however left the group at halftime of the season’s second recreation. He launched a press release asserting his retirement after the sport, saying that after a number of accidents and surgical procedures, “Reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”

Every week in the past, the previous professional athlete shared an Instagram publish selling his new youngsters’s guide impressed by his life in D.C. and profession path.

Associated Press contributed to this report.


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