sport news Vontae Davis' brother Vernon breaks his silence to reveal he collapsed moments ... trends now

sport news Vontae Davis' brother Vernon breaks his silence to reveal he collapsed moments ... trends now
sport news Vontae Davis' brother Vernon breaks his silence to reveal he collapsed moments ... trends now

sport news Vontae Davis' brother Vernon breaks his silence to reveal he collapsed moments ... trends now

Super Bowl winner Vernon Davis has broken his silence on the mystery death of his NFL player sibling Vontae - telling DailyMail.com: 'I couldn't have asked for a better little brother.'

Vontae Davis's body was discovered Monday morning when a housekeeper arrived for work and spotted the former cornerback slumped motionless on the floor of his gym.

Detectives have opened an ongoing investigation into the 35-year-old's unexplained death but their initial findings don't point towards foul play.

Vernon, 40, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that his brother appeared to have collapsed or slipped moments after he stepped out of a sauna.

Super Bowl winner Vernon Davis, has spoken out about the death of his brother. He tells DailyMail.com, 'Vontae never really showed a history of using drugs or anything like that'

Super Bowl winner Vernon Davis, has spoken out about the death of his brother. He tells DailyMail.com, 'Vontae never really showed a history of using drugs or anything like that'

A grieving Vernon Davis told DailyMail.com, 'I could not have picked a better little brother'

A grieving Vernon Davis told DailyMail.com, 'I could not have picked a better little brother'

Davis, 35, died Monday at home in Southwest Ranches, Florida and was found slumped motionless on the floor of his home gym

Davis, 35, died Monday at home in Southwest Ranches, Florida and was found slumped motionless on the floor of his home gym 

There was no evidence of a break in and nothing was disturbed at the $4million mansion in Southwest Ranches, a swish South Florida enclave where Gisele Bundchen, Dwayne Johnson and fellow football star Tyreek Hill have homes.

'This thing definitely caught me by surprise. I just don't know what to make of it,' said Vernon, almost lost for words as he paid a heart-wrenching tribute to Vontae.

The pair and their four siblings were raised in a tough Washington, D.C neighborhood by their grandmother

The pair and their four siblings were raised in a tough Washington, D.C neighborhood by their grandmother 

He added: 'I'm leaning on the detectives to figure it out but right now we have no answers. They are going to run tests and they said they'll get back to us.

'It could be as long as a month, a month and a half, until we know anything.'

The two brothers both enjoyed successful NFL careers, Vontae suiting up for the Dolphins, Colts and Bills and Vernon winning Super Bowl 50 with the Broncos.

Former first round pick Vontae played for 10 seasons but shocked the sport in 2018 by removing himself from a game at halftime and declaring that he was 'done.'

Explaining his abrupt retirement, he told reporters his body had been worn down by multiple injuries and surgeries, adding: 'Reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn't be out there anymore.'

Vontae also revealed he was worried about the risks of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE ), a devastating brain injury caused by repeated blows to the head.

His ex-wife Megan Harpe suggested in a text message to DailyMail.com this week that he was suffering from the condition. 'Yes he had CTE … there is definitely a story here,' she said, without elaborating.

Reported symptoms of CTE include memory loss, depression, paranoia and suicidal thoughts. A recent study identified the disease in more than 300 deceased NFL players, including Patriots tight end-turned killer Aaron Hernandez.

Vernon said his brother was diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder while growing up but appeared to be in good health and had never mentioned anything about a brain injury.

'Maybe that's the case, maybe it's not. We don't really have an answer to that because there is no way to see into our brain while we live,' he said.

'Vontae never really showed a history of using drugs or anything like that.

'I was at his house two weeks ago and he had the massage therapist there. He had a stretch therapist, a chiropractor, you name it.'

Davis' ex-wife Megan Harpe suggested that he was suffering from CTE. 'Yes he had CTE ¿ there is definitely a story here,' she said, without elaborating

Davis' ex-wife Megan Harpe suggested that he was suffering from CTE. 'Yes he had CTE … there is definitely a story here,' she said, without elaborating

Davis played for the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills during his NFL career

Davis played for the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Buffalo Bills during his NFL career

Cars were seen arriving at the property on Monday following his tragic passing

Cars were seen arriving at the property on Monday following his tragic passing

Vontae had spent much of the past year embroiled in legal troubles including a divorce and a $1 million lawsuit stemming from a horrifying February 2023 DUI crash in which

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