Former Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis will begin his trial for misdemeanor domestic assault charges on July 10.
Jury selection in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court will take place at 1:30 p.m. that day, with the trial immediately after.
Neither Lewis nor his attorney, John Shea, commented after Wednesday morning’s pretrial hearing. Shea did tell the judge that Lewis has not attempted to contact the alleged victim.
Lewis is accused of pushing his live-in girlfriend to the ground, dragging her and putting his hand to her throat early in the morning on March 15. The two allegedly got into an argument about who pays the bills after lights were left on. Neither party was injured.
“When asked if Lewis had grabbed (the woman’s) throat he stated that he may have grabbed it while trying to get her off him but had no intentions to hurt (her),” a police report obtained by Land of 10 said. “Lewis stated at no time was he trying to assault (her), he was trying to leave.”
Lewis is expected to be selected within the first 100 picks of the 2017 NFL Draft. He was a first-team All-American in 2015 and 2016, turning himself into one of the best coverage corners in the country.
Lewis wrote on Twitter on March 15 that “it’s sad that somebody would want to control you so bad they would ruin your life over it.” He deleted the tweet that afternoon.