Fred Davis Wanted by Police After Alleged Involvement in Domestic Assault

R. Cory Smith@@RCorySmithSenior Writer IJuly 23, 2014

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 04:   Fred Davis #83 of the Washington Redskins watches a play during a game against the New York Jets at FedExField on December 4, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is making headlines for all the wrong reasons once again. CBSDC is reporting Wednesday that Davis is wanted by D.C. Police after a domestic violence incident that took place early in June.

The report provides the following details surrounding this latest incident involving Davis:

Police say Davis, who is no longer with the team, is a suspect in a domestic violence simple assault which occurred at about 3 a.m. June 2 in the 2400 block of 18th Street NW in Washington’s Adams Morgan neighborhood.

A statement released by D.C. Police says Davis currently lives in Leesburg, Virginia, but police are asking anyone with information on Davis’ whereabouts to call 202-727-9099.

This is just the latest in a string of incidents for Davis, who has fallen on hard times.    

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Back in 2011, Davis was named the Redskins' offensive player of the year even though he was suspended for failing a drug test. He was suspended indefinitely back in February of this year for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Just one day after his suspension, Davis was also charged with a DWI. 

The DWI was later dismissed, according to the CBSDC report. Davis provided a statement prior to that incident about his suspension, per Kami Mattioli of Sporting News:

Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance. I now know that supplements are not regulated by the FDA and may contain banned substances. The NFL Policy is strict, and not knowing that a supplement might contain a banned substance doesn'’t excuse a violation of the policy. I’'ve worked closely with the NFLPA and NFL to resolve this violation, and I will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall. I look forward to staying in football shape, remaining in compliance with the NFL policy, and having a chance to get back on the field to contribute to a team’s success next season.

The tight end has not released a statement since the latest report surfaced regarding his involvement in the domestic assault.

Davis wasn't called upon much last season, but when Jordan Reed went down for the year due to a concussion, he was asked to step up in a reduced role. Playing in a total of 10 games, Davis collected just seven receptions on 17 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown.

The 28-year-old has a total of 162 receptions for 2,043 yards with 13 touchdowns in his career and has been known as a decent blocker in running schemes. It looked as though his career was on the rise in 2011, when he posted 59 catches for 796 yards and three scores in just 12 games.

But all of that talk about his NFL career is secondary at this point. Due to the latest report surrounding the already suspended player, the chances of a team taking a risk on Davis are slim.   

While it remains to be seen how this situation will develop, Davis has already created enough waves to make it difficult to ever see a future for him at the NFL level.


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