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Former NFL Cornerback Vontae Davis Passes Away

Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis passed away in his home in South Florida on Monday. Police responded to a medical call after the 35-year-old was found deceased by a house assistant. The investigation into the cornerback's death is active, and there was no foul play involved, according to preliminary information.

"This morning, Davie Police Officers responded to 6051 SW 178th Avenue in reference to a medical call. 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," Davie police said in a statement.

Davis was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He was traded to the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, where he spent six seasons. In 2018, he signed a one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills but retired at halftime during week two. In his ten-year career, he had 395 tackles, 97 passes defended, and 22 interceptions and was named to the Pro Bowl twice.

“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 in a statement.

Davis also played in the NFL with his brother Vernon Davis, who was also a two-time Pro Bowler. Rest in Peace, Vontae Davis; you will be deeply missed.

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