Ex-Bills CB Vontae Davis, at 35, found dead in grandmother’s house

The Davie police did not find any evidence of foul place, but the investigation remains open.


Ex-Bills CB Vontae Davis, at 35, found dead in grandmother’s house

Vontae Davis (Via Imago)

Last Monday, the NFL lost one of its stars as former cornerback Vontae Davis was found dead early morning at his residence in South Florida. He was 35.

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The news of his death was confirmed by his longtime friend and business partner, Vladimir Moise. The Davie police reported they received a call for a medical emergency from Davis’ house assistant, who found him deceased. 

This morning, Davie Police Officers responded to 6051 SW 178th Avenue in reference to a medical call. We can confirm that the deceased individual is Vontae Davis age 35. Preliminary information suggests that foul play is not involved.
said the Davie police in a released statement

Although the police did not find any evidence of foul play, the investigation remains open. The cause of death also remains uncertain, as the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services claimed, it may take up to 90 days to find out based on the full test and examination of his body. 

It’s not an easy loss, just as Davis’ former coach Chester Frazier wrote on X, recalling the cornerback as “great.” His college football head coach Bret Bielema also recalled his memories with the two-time Pro Bowler at Fighting Illini. He said, the cornerback was truly ‘loved’ at Illini, and he knew Davis would become a great player, not just at college. 

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Remembering Vontae Davis as a decade of NFL excellence 

Davis came into the NFL in 2009 after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first-round pick, who later traded him to the Indianapolis Colts in 2012 training. He built a stellar career with the Colts as he was named to the Pro Bowl twice, in 2014 and 2015. 

Former Colts CB Vontae Davis
Former Colts CB Vontae Davis (Via Imago)

He gained quite the attention in 2018 when he announced his retirement mid-season after a game between the Buffalo Bills and the Los Angeles Chargers. Davis claimed he didn’t feel right on the field, so he decided it would be wise to retire in a healthy state rather than stretching it for long. 

In his decade-long journey in the NFL, the star cornerback logged 22 interceptions, 97 passes defended and 395 tackles in the 121 games he played. Though he died at the young age of 35, he truly had a fuller life in the NFL.

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