Former Bengal's Son Dies After Asthma Attack - Health News Story - WLWT Cincinnati SHARONVILLE -- Princeton High School officials said Jovante Woods, the son of a former Cincinnati Bengal, passed away after suffering an asthma attack. Athletic Director Scott Kaufman said Woods died at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. School officials said the 16-year-old football player was practicing with the team Wednesday morning. He went home and suffered an episode about six hours later. Extreme heat and poor air quality likely worsened the teen's condition, doctors said. "We've actually had a lot of patients in the last week come in with exacerbation of asthma," said Dr. David Bernstein, a University of Cincinnati researcher. "We think it's probably related to air quality." "He's a great student, and even besides being a great athlete, just an awesome, awesome kid," said former Bengal Joe Kelly. His father, Ickey Woods, was a fullback for the Bengals from 1988 to 1991 before injuries ended his career. "We've got phone calls out there are guys coming in," said former Bengal Joe Walter. "They'll be in when they can to support Ickey, too. He needs our help right now." Walter said he would expect nothing less from his former teammates. "We're a big family, (and) that group from the 80s and 90s, we're a bunch of brothers," Walter said. "One of our brothers needs help, and I'm here to support today." The Woods family lacks health insurance, and Kelly said his former teammate did not earn as much money during his playing career as some fans might expect. "It's a different era, different generation, (and) unfortunately we weren't making the millions, a lot of money like people thought we were making," Kelly said.