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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