Former Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis is facing a domestic violence charge authorized by the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office, according to court record. John Counts of MLive was the first to report on the incident.
Lewis, who is projected to be drafted in the top few rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft, is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend, Matthew Lige of the Ann Arbor Police said.
Lige said that police were called to Lewis’ home by his girlfriend at 1:00 AM ET on March 15th. When arriving, the officers were not able to determine who was responsible.
"It wasn't clear to the officers (Wednesday morning) if there was an assault, or who the aggressor was," he mentioned.
After further investigation, it was determined that Lewis would receiver a misdemeanor assault charge.
The charges were authorized at 4:00 PM ET on Wednesday, per the court record.
Lewis took to Twitter on Wednesday to comment on the incident:
It's sad that somebody would want to control you so bad they would ruin your life over it.— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) March 15, 2017
The 21-year-old was projected by many to be selected in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft. During his college career, Lewis earned First-Team All-American honors twice (2015-2016) and First-Team All-Big Ten honors twice (2015-2016). He was also awarded with the Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year (2016) award for his outstanding performance on the field.
Lewis, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback, played in 10 games for the Wolverines in the 2016 season. He made 27 tackles (18 solo tackles, nine assist tackles), 3.5 tackles for a loss, two interceptions, and nine passes defended.