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Former NFL player charged with assault


Domestic violence has become an unfortunate part of households all across the country. Former NFL player, Fred Davis, recently turned himself into police after an arrest warrant was issued charging him with assault. Davis was suspended from the NFL in February for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. He was also charged with a DUI in Virginia earlier this year, but the charges were dismissed.

Officers had been searching for the former Washington Redskins tight-end after an alleged domestic assault incident involving his ex-girlfriend. The domestic dispute allegedly occurred in early June at a diner in Washington, D.C. Police say that the victim and a man were eating at the restaurant when Davis approached and put his hands on the woman's shoulders. He spun the woman around and asked the man why he was with her.

When the woman walked outside, Davis allegedly followed her and threw a handful of dirt and flowers at her. The woman went back inside and tried to grab a condiment bottle to squirt at Davis, but she was stopped by another person. Davis and the woman continued to argue for a while before he drove off. The woman did not call police until the next day when she told them she was uninjured.

Davis turned himself in and was freed from custody that same day. He has been warned by the judge to stay away from the woman. At the initial hearing, Davis was charged with one count of assault and one count of attempted threats. If Davis is convicted, he could be facing serious consequences. These consequences could include up to 180 days in jail and up to $1000 in fines. Davis's attorney, however, says that his client did nothing wrong and that the woman was simply trying to get back at Davis. Davis's next hearing is scheduled for late August.

Source: The Washington Post, "Former Redskins player Fred Davis surrenders to D.C. police on warrant," Peter Hermann and Keith L. Alexander, July 24, 2014

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