Bengals will honor Jovante Woods with moment of silence

Elbert Jovante Woods, the 16-year-old son of former Bengals great Elbert “Ickey” Woods, died Saturday night, three days after suffering an asthma attack at his home.

On Sunday night, the Bengals will honor Jovante Woods and his family with a moment of silence before the team’s preseason home opener against the Broncos.

“Jovante was a boy with excellent promise, a gifted athlete and a fine student,” Bengals owner Mike Brown said in a statement released by the team.  “His loss is a tragedy that saddens all of us associated with the Bengals.  We extend our deepest condolences to Ickey and his family.”

Jovante Woods was expected to play starting cornerback at Princeton High School.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Jovante’s family, friends, teammates, coaches, and classmates.

8 responses to “Bengals will honor Jovante Woods with moment of silence

  1. Ickey Woods is one of the most fun players in the history of the NFL. It’s got to be the absolute toughest thing in the world for a parent to lose a child. May God be with the Woods family at this great time of need. R.I.P.

  2. Although by no stretch of the imagination am i a religious person, and i don’t need anyone’s child to die to put things in perspective, but when you read of a tragedy like this, you kinda look at your kids and realize how blessed you are….This is simply a horrible, sad tragedy…I hope the Woods family finds the strength to cope with their loss…….Truly sad

  3. Jovante was a great kid, student and athlete. He was a model student and was be sorely missed at school. R.I.P Joe

  4. May Peace be with the Woods family, his teammates and coaches and the entire school community. This Steeler fan sends you all the best of wishes.

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