Michigan Wolverines former football player Jourdan Lewis was slapped with a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence. Court records stated the alleged incident happened yesterday but provided little more detail so it is unclear when his court appearance will be taking place.
Mlive.com interviewed Ann Arbor Detective Lt. Matthew Lige and said Lewis is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend. Lewis was not arrested but was interviewed then released and later charged.
Lewis has not commented to the media about the alleged incident but did take to Twitter to Tweet:
That tweet could not be found at the time of this article posting so it appears Lewis deleted it.
Lewis is expected to be drafted in the middle rounds of next month’s NFL Draft and is staying near The Big House in Ann Arbor preparing for next month’s NFL and Michigan’s Pro Day. Pro day is happening on March 24 and gives prospects like Lewis the opportunity to meet and greet NFL GMs and perform workouts.
Lewis is sure to have his day be tainted with questions and concerns over this incident.
Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh made a statement early last season after Lewis sat out a game without an injury and it was speculated he may have possibly been suspended:
“Jourdan Lewis is one of the finest guys we have on the team. Football character and off-the-field character. There’s few, if any better, than Jourdan Lewis. Just wanted to clarify that for the record.”
We’re awaiting the results of this latest headline and how Harbaugh might respond.