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Former HBCU standout football player Jovontay Williams died in police custody, the family is demanding answers

Jovontay Williams had a shot with his hometown Carolina Panthers back in the 2015 NFL Draft. Please pray for his family.

Former standout football player Jovontay Williams of Johnson C. Smith was just 32 years old when he died in police custody last week.

According to reports, police came across the former star football player after responding to multiple reports of shots being fired in a North Carolina neighborhood.

The police reported that Williams was acting erratically, and was behind a house. The police said they took him to the hospital because of his mental state. Hours later in police custody at the hospital, the former football star died while in the care of the medical staff.

His mother has been demanding to see the body, that is the simple request she has had for the Charlotte PD, but she has been denied so far.

Williams leaves behind a three year old son, who has already been asking about his father.

I do not know what happened that night, but I hope for the family they get some answers very soon. As for the little man we are praying for him as well. If you would like to donate to their Go Fund Me a page has been set up.

According to the GoFundMe Page, Jovontay has never had any medical problems . A true native of Charlotte, NC. Graduating from Redan High School, Lithonia, GA in 2008 recognized by Dekalb County for First Team All-County Honoree. He furthered his football career at Johnson C. Smith University in his home town of Charlotte, NC . He was honored as an All Defensive Player of the Year for 2 consecutive years for Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Ranked #2 in the Country by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Jovontay was one of the Top Prospects of the 2015 National Football League (NFL). 

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at [email protected]

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