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You hear about these stories every now and again and they don't get easier to read.....great shame.

RIP Javan Camon

Indoor football player dies after making hit in Florida

Feb. 27, 2007

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A defensive back for Daytona Beach's minor league football team, who was knocked unconscious in a helmet-to-helmet block, died from a broken neck, according to a preliminary autopsy report.

Javan Camon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender for the Daytona Beach Thunder of the World Indoor Football League, probably was killed instantly Monday, said Dave Byron, Volusia County spokesman, speaking on behalf of the medical examiner.

Based on the initial examination, Byron said the death is going to be ruled an accident.

Camon was injured when he tried to tackle the ball carrier in the fourth quarter of a game. A Columbus Lions receiver blocked Camon on the play, sending him to the turf.

He went into cardiac arrest, Daytona Beach police said. Paramedics and doctors at the arena tried to revive him on the field for 10 minutes before taking him to a hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival Monday night, ambulance spokesman Mark O'Keefe said.


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