Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis, 35, found dead at Florida mansion, police say

by 24USATVApril 2, 2024, 12:20 a.m. 21
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Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis was found dead in a Florida mansion, police said Monday.

Officers were called Monday morning to a residence on the 6000 block of SW 178th Avenue by the house assistant, who discovered Davis' body at the Southwest Ranches' home, the Davie Police Department said in a statement.

"Preliminary information suggests that foul play is not involved," the department said.

Details about how Davis died were not released.

Broward County property records indicate the nearly $3 million home is owned by Adaline Davis, identified by NBC South Florida as Davis’ grandmother. Other records indicate Vontae Davis lived at the home.

The Broward County medical examiner's office said Monday afternoon that it is investigating Davis' death.

"There is no further information available pending a full examination, further testing, and studies. It can take up to 90 days to complete the investigation and determine the cause and manner of death," the agency said in a statement.

Davis, who played in the NFL from 2009 until he retired in 2018, suited up for the Miami Dolphins, the Indianapolis Colts and the Buffalo Bills.

Tributes began pouring in Monday afternoon from each team, as well as the league.

The NFL said on X that it "is heartbroken to hear about the passing of Vontae Davis. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones."

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay also expressed condolences on X. In one post, he posted a picture of Davis in a Colts uniform with a heart emoji above it .

In a second post, Irsay wrote: “Extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Vontae Davis. A great guy, teammate, player. My prayers to Vontae’s family.”

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