Toledo Defensive Lineman Jahneil Douglas Was Tragically Murdered Outside a Pizzeria

Jahneil Douglas is the latest college football player to pass away in his playing career.

Douglas, a defensive lineman for the Toledo Rockets, was recently murdered outside a pizzeria after a fight.

As the college football world mourns, here is the latest on Douglas’ shocking and tragic death.

Jahneil Douglas played for Toledo for two seasons

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Jahneil Douglas, a six-foot defensive lineman from Toledo, chose to stay at home for his college career. Although playing both offensive and defensive at Start High School, Douglas stuck to defense in college.

As a newcomer in 2018, Douglas had a tackle in five games. He played seven games last year and recorded a tackle.

Toledo has been a solid Group 5 college football program for the past decade. Last season’s 6-6 record marked the first time since 2009 that the Rockets didn’t end on a winning record.

Toledo played a bowl game every year from 2015-19.

Douglas was murdered after a brawl outside a pizzeria

Toledo’s defensive lineman Jahneil Douglas was tragically murdered outside a pizzeria. | Nick Cammett / Diamond Images via Getty Images

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On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020, there was a fight between two men in front of a Gino’s Pizza in Toledo.

According to WTOL-TV in Toledo, one of the men drew a gun and shot the other.

The victim was Jahneil Douglas. He died in Toledo Hospital after rescue workers took him there.

According to police, Toledo police found housing scattered in the parking lot and discovered that at least one car had been shot at.

Toledo police arrested Michael Mitchell, 24, and charged him with murder. Mitchell attended Start High School like Davis.

It is not known whether the two have already had a relationship.

Mitchell appeared in court on July 9 and was issued a $ 1 million loan. His next trial is scheduled for Friday. 17th July.

Toledo is “unhappy” about the death of Jahneil Douglas Douglas

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Toledo officially confirmed the death of Jahneil Douglas on July 8th. The school’s sports department issued a statement on Twitter.

Head coach Jason Candle, who recruited Douglas and kept him at home in Toledo, made his own statement.

“The Toledo soccer family is heartbroken over the loss of Jahneil. “He was a bright and hardworking young man who was loved by all of his teammates and coaches. Our condolences go to Jahneil’s family and friends in these difficult times. Jahneil will forever be part of the Rocket soccer family. “

Candle wrote on Twitter that Douglas’ “infectious smile will never be forgotten”.

Toledo has not revealed how or if the school will honor Davis this season.

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