ANN ARBOR, MI — The Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office has authorized a domestic violence charge against former University of Michigan football player and projected top round NFL draft pick Jourdan Lewis, according to court records.
Lewis is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend, Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew Lige said.
Police were called to Lewis’ residence in the 3000 block of Signature Boulevard about 1 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, for a domestic violence call, Lige said.
Lewis’ girlfriend called police and said there had been a physical altercation at the residence, according to Lige. Officers initially were unable to determine who was the responsible party at the scene, he said.
“It wasn’t clear to the officers (Wednesday morning) if there was an assault, or who the aggressor was,” he added.
Subsequent investigation led to a misdemeanor assault charge against Lewis, according to Lige.
The Ann Arbor Police Department submitted a report to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office Wednesday morning. Charges were authorized by 4 p.m., according to records.
Lewis will be arraigned through the 15th District Court at an unknown time and date. Misdemeanor offenders usually get notice through the mail and come to “walk-in arraignments” at the court.
On Wednesday, Lewis posted on his Twitter account:
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
A two-time All-American corner from Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Lewis was the Big Ten’s defensive back of the year — and a consensus All-American — as a senior in 2016.
As a junior in 2015, Lewis set Michigan’s single-season record for pass breakups. His 45 career breakups are a Michigan career record.
Lewis was at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this month as he continues preparations for the NFL Draft. Analysts have been mixed about his projections so far. Most have him going anywhere from rounds two through four.
Michigan football reporter Nick Baumgardner contributed to this report.