Ex-Redskin Fred Davis turns self in to D.C. police on assault charge
Updated: July 24, 2014 - 07:20 pm
- Fred Davis during his time as a tight end for the Redskins. (AP file photo)
WASHINGTON (WJLA/AP) - Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis turned himself in to D.C. police Thursday after a warrant (see at bottom of article) was issued for his arrest on a domestic violence charge.
The 28-year-old Davis, who lives in Leesburg, Va., later appeared in D.C. Superior Court, pleaded 'not guilty' and was released pending another court hearing in late August.
He is accused of assaulting a woman in the early morning hours of June 2 in the Adams Morgan neighborhood, known for its nightlife.
Police told ABC 7 News that Davis confronted a former lover outside a bar-restaurant and threw dirt from a plant box at her.
The judge in the case on Wednesday ordered Davis to stay away from the woman and not have any contact with her.
Davis is currently on indefinite suspension from the NFL. The suspension was handed down in February for his second violation of the league's substance-abuse policy.
Davis said he was suspended for taking a supplement that included a banned substance. He said it wasn't for marijuana, which was the reason for his first suspension. A day after his suspension was announced, he was charged in northern Virginia with driving while intoxicated.
Davis played for the Redskins from 2008-2013 and is now a free agent.