After appearing in Ann Arbor’s 15th District Court on Wednesday morning, former Michigan cornerback Jourdan Lewis’ domestic violence case will proceed to trial on July 10 and 11.
The reason for the case proceeding is because Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines found no settlement in the situation. Lewis is being charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic violence, which came from an event involving his former girlfriend on March 15.
Lewis pleaded not guilty on March 16th.
On the night of the incident, Ann Arbor Police’s Matthew 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.
Lewis’ attorney, John Shea, said that there has been no contact between Lewis and his former girlfriend since the alleged incident.
The 21-year-old is projected by many to be selected in the first three 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.
The 2017 NFL Draft is from April 27-29, so his legal issues will most likely extend past the draft.