ESPN Former Michigan cornerback and NFL draft prospect Jourdan Lewis was charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic violence on Wednesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to court records. Ann Arbor Det. Lt. Matthew Lige told ESPN that police responded to a 911 call around 1 a.m. Wednesday from a woman believed to be Lewis’ girlfriend. The woman alleged that she and Lewis had an argument and that he assaulted her at an apartment in Ann Arbor. Lewis was not at the apartment when police arrived, but spoke to them via telephone and met with officers a few miles from the apartment shortly thereafter. Lewis was not arrested, and the woman did not receive any medical attention for injuries. “There were no visible apparent signs of injury, but she is claiming that assault occurred,” Lige said. “Assault can occur without apparent injury. It wasn’t clear if an assault had occurred, so officers released him at the scene.”Police filed a report to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office in the morning, and based on that report the prosecutor’s office authorized the misdemeanor arrest warrant. No arraignment date has been set. In a statement, Washtenaw County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Steven Hiller said his office “will not release information regarding a request for prosecution until the request has been denied or, if a prosecution is authorized, until the arraignment has taken place.” Lewis’ agent, Kevin Poston, did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. Lewis, however, posted a tweet Wednesday afternoon about a half-hour after the charges were released, writing, “It’s sad that somebody would want to control you so bad they would ruin your life over it.” The tweet has since been deleted. Lewis is considered a mid-round prospect in this year’s NFL draft. He is scheduled to participate in Michigan’s pro day on March 24. A 5-foot-10 cornerback, Lewis was named to various All-America teams in 2015 and 2016. He holds Michigan’s single-season record for pass breakups with 22 in 2015 and was a two-time All-Big Ten player. He was a finalist for the Thorpe Award last season.
There could not be a worse time for these accusations against former University of Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis, his girlfriend accused him of domestic violence in the weeks leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft, and although there was no evidence of any crime Lewis was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence based on her statements. The NFL takes domestic violence very seriously, and this charge is likely to cause Lewis’ draft stock to slide, meaning it could potentially cost him millions of dollars. Jourdan Lewis is a good player, who is a little undersized, and was likely a mid-round pick prior to these allegations. If Jourdan Lewis did put his hands on a woman, then he should not be drafted, and no team should invest in him. However, this should also be a lesson to all athletes to not date crazy women, they will accuse you of horrible things right before your biggest moment in an attempt to ruin your life. Especially if you try to break up with them, and they think they are set for life, spending your NFL money.