Former Michigan football standout Jourdan Lewis is currently facing a domestic violence charge for an altercation he had with his girlfriend at their apartment in March.
Lewis, who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, said he is “completely” confident that the charge will be dropped. And the Cowboys said they looked into the incident and Lewis’ background before taking him with the 92nd pick in the draft.
However, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News, the incident in March was not the first time Lewis’ girlfriend had called the police to their apartment. According to the report, the police were also called on May 5, 2015, though no charges were filed.
From the Morning News:
Lewis told police he was naked in the bathroom “washing up” using a sink when he asked his girlfriend for a towel. He said his girlfriend refused to grab a towel for him and told him to use his hands. He said the two began to argue, and she reached her hand through the ajar bathroom door to hand him a “black, hand towel.” He said after he took the towel he closed the door, not noticing her hand was still in the doorway.
The door slammed on her hand. Lewis told police his girlfriend became upset and told him to leave the apartment. Lewis said his girlfriend then grabbed his arms and tried to pull him out of the bathroom. He said he was able to push her hands off his arms, and she then fell onto the ground. He told police he was trying to get her away from him and did not assault her.
According to the police report from the 2017 incident, Lewis allegedly pushed his girlfriend, dragged her and grabbed her throat.
Lewis is set to go to trial for the 2017 charge in July.