Friday, February 21, 2014

Fred Davis Arrested on DWI Charges

Finally we find someone who may be having a worse week than Ray Rice.  Redskins tightend Fred Davis was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Thursday afternoon according to police reports.

The arrest took place  at 3:45 pm on Thursday where Fairfax County police took the football player in at an intersection close to Tyson Corner Mall. 

More details are not known at this time, but it is likely a court date will be announced at some point on Friday.

It has not been a good week for Fred Davis.  Actually it was not a good day for Mr. Davis.  His DWI arrest came less than 24 hours after the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.

In 2011 Davis was suspended, along with teammate Trent Williams, for the final four games of the season after both men failed multiple drug test for marijuana.

In regards to the suspension laid out this week, the tight end insist he has not had a positive test since the 2011 incident, and the reason for the most reason failed test was he ingested an band substance that was part of another supplement he was taking.  This could take some time to prove, but is not completely unheard of.

Once a high draft pick and a potential future star for the Washington Redskins, Davis has fallen on hard times in recent years.  At one point he replaced fan favorite Chris Cooley and appeared to be the next great Washington tight end, but he appeared in only 10 games in 2013 (3 starts).  Rookie Jordan Reed became the favorite within the program.  In total Davis complied  7 catches for 70 yards last season.

Davis will be a free agent at the end of this year, and the Skins were not planning on bringing him back.  One can imagine that with all the extra baggage he is now taking, this is one situation that the new coaching regime in Washington will be happy to wash their hands of.

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