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Former NFL Cornerback Vontae Davis Found Dead At 35



Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis was found dead Monday at his home in Florida, officials said. He was 35.
The Davie Police Department said officers responded to a medical call at Davis’ home in Southwest Ranches, a suburb of Miami.
Officers were called to the residence by the house assistant, who found the homeowner deceased. We can confirm that the deceased individual is Vontae Davis age 35. Preliminary information suggests that foul play is not involved, police said in a statement.
Davis played in the NFL from 2009 until his retirement in 2018, hitting the field for the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills.
He famously retired at halftime while for the Bills in a game against the Los Angeles Chargers. In a statement after the game, Davis said he did not mean to disrespect his team, but described feeling uneasy on the field.
This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL … But today on the field, reality hit me hard and fast: I shouldn’t be out there anymore … I meant no disrespect to my teammates or coaches, he said at the time. The season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late.
Numerous teammates and other colleagues mourned his death on social media.
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 Dolphins said on social media Monday.
Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Vontae Davis. A great guy, teammate, player. My prayers to Vontae’s family, Colts owner Jim Irsay posted on X, formerly Twitter.
Davis’ older brother, Vernon Davis was a tight end in the NFL until he retired in 2019.
TMX contributed to this article.