Moment of silence for Jovante

Posted by hobsonschoice1 on August 15, 2010 – 8:56 am

The Bengals plan to honor the memory of Jovante Woods on Sunday night at Paul Brown Stadium before the 7 p.m. preseason game against Denver with a moment of silence.

In a statement Bengals president Mike Brown called the 16-year-old son of former running back Ickey Woods “a gifted athlete and a fine student.”

“His loss is a tragedy that saddens all of us associated with the Bengals. We extend our deepest condolences to Ickey and his family,” the statement said.

Jovante died Saturday night at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, three days after collapsing earlier in the week from an asthma attack. He had a 3.8 GPA heading into his junior year at Princeton High School in suburban Cincinnati and was scheduled to start at cornerback for the Vikings.

The game is live on NFL Network and it is tape delayed on Cincinnati’s Channel 12 at 11:30 p.m.

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2 Responses to “Moment of silence for Jovante”

  1. By 2ndboot on Aug 15, 2010 | Reply

    I meet Ickey many years before Jovante was born and he was a very congenial host even though the reason for my visit was to sell cable TV door to door. That was the year right after he blew his knee out. We talked briefly about the superbowl and all he could do was to shake his head…Mannnnnn… What else could be said?
    Fast forward to now and all I can say is Mannnnnn…
    Ickey if you’re reading I hope your pain passes quickly, but I know it won’t. Pain seems to follow some of us all through our lives no matter what our successes may be and some may say it only makes you stronger and I hope they’re right.
    I know it’s not the same, but you have a large family in Bengaldom always here for you. I’m one of them and feel sorrow as well. May your pain pass with Godspeed.

  2. By whodey2010 on Aug 15, 2010 | Reply

    My 12 year old son plays for Princeton’s 7th grade team and was present when this happened……..This such a tragedy, whether he was Ickey’s son or not. But I do wish the family well and will in person next time I see them, since my 6 year old is friends with Ickey’s grandson. May God bless them and help them through this…..As far as the Bengals honoring him, VERY CLASSY! Mike Brown has really blown me away the last 18 months. My perception of him has drastically changed, and I can’t determine if it’s because HE’S changed, or if he just got a bad rap before. Either way, well done on the organization’s part. I’m very proud to be a lifelong fan and member of Who Dey Nation!

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