Former Michigan CB Jourdan Lewis is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, according to Ann Arbor police.
The charge stems from an alleged incident between Lewis and his girlfriend which occurred early Wednesday morning.
“A female roommate of his called 911 to report a domestic dispute between them,” Ann Arbor police detective Matthew Lige said. “Law officers got statements from both parties, and were unable to determine the aggressor.”
After reviewing the case, the Washtenaw County (Mich.) Prosecutor’s Office authorized the charge against Lewis Wednesday afternoon, according to online court records. Lige said Lewis has not been arraigned, and that his arraignment on the misdemeanor charge will be scheduled at a later date through the 15th District Court.
“The court will notify Mr. Lewis of the warrant, and it will be a walk-in arraignment,” Lige said. “He is not in custody and has not been taken into custody. He will literally walk into the court and answer to a charge.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, Lewis did not have an attorney of record, according to Lige and online court records. A misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Michigan is punishable by up to 93 days in jail, up to a $500 fine, or both.
Lewis posted on Twitter after the report surfaced, saying “It’s sad that somebody would want to control you so bad they would ruin your life over it.” The tweet was deleted later Wednesday, but here is a screenshot:
Prior to the incident, Lewis was projected by CBS Sports as a second-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft in April.
He was a star during his time at Michigan. The Detroit native was an All-American in 2015, his junior season, and was named the Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year in 2016.
Land of 10 reporter Rachel Lenzi contributed to this report.