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Former Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis was found dead in his home gym, a witness says in a 911 call

The former NFL cornerback’s personal assistant Vontae Davis called 911 and reported that a woman inside the home found the former Dolphins player lying on the floor and unresponsive in the gym, according to 911 calls obtained by the Miami Herald.

On Monday morning, Davie police went to the home in the 6000 block of Southwest 178th Avenue in Southwest Ranches and found Davis’ body. The investigators assume that there is no foul play involved.

Davis, a first-round pick of the Dolphins who played the first three seasons of his career in Miami, died at age 35. According to public records, Davis has lived at the Southwest Ranches home since 2016.

He was married to Megan Harpe, a Palm Beach attorney specializing in family law.

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In the series of calls that spanned 10 minutes, the personal assistant said she called 911 on the way to his mansion because the woman in the house was so nervous she couldn’t speak.

The assistant said the woman had been spamming her with calls and text messages that morning, at one point showing her Davis on the floor via FaceTime, the audio recording said. The assistant also told the 911 dispatcher that she last spoke with Davis on Friday, even though she knew one of his drivers had seen him Saturday night.

The woman, who also spoke to 911, said she found Davis in the home’s fitness area after walking around the house looking for him, according to the audio. Additional details she provided were redacted from the released calls.

Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis smiles after a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Municipal Staium in Jacksonville on December 13, 2009...JOE RIMKUS JR.  / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis smiles after a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Municipal Staium in Jacksonville on December 13, 2009…JOE RIMKUS JR. / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

The Dolphins selected Davis with the 25th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. He started 36 of 48 games in Miami and recorded 149 combined tackles, nine interceptions and one sack.

“We are heartbroken by the sudden passing of former Dolphins CB Vontae Davis and extend our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones during this difficult time,” the Dolphins said on X Monday afternoon.

Davis last played as a member of the Buffalo Bills in 2018, notably leaving at halftime of a Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Chargers without telling coaches and teammates. After the game he announced his retirement.

Miami Herald staff writer Daniel Oyefusi contributed to this report

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