Cowboys CB Jourdan Lewis To Go Trial For Domestic Violence Charge; Allegedly Choked GF
The Dallas Cowboys are back….in trouble again.
One mishap can’t end before another gets started with players on this team. The Cowboys’ latest off-field distraction comes via rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis, who is slated to go to trial next week for one charge of domestic violence . As a result, he will miss the first two days of training camp.
“Parties will always prefer to avoid trials if they can,” said John Shea, Lewis’ attorney. “Some cases, they have to be tried, and this is one.
“We hope the trial’s over with on Tuesday.”
The incident happened back in March. Lewis is accused of dragging his girlfriend across the floor and grabbing her by the neck at their apartment.
Here’s how the incident allegedly went down, according to Dallas Morning News.
“On the morning of March 15, Lewis’ girlfriend called 911 and reported domestic assault after a dispute at their shared residence. Lewis was interviewed by police before a report was filed. Later that day, the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office filed a misdemeanor domestic violence charge against Lewis, who pleaded not guilty.
According to the report, the incident began when Lewis’ girlfriend came home and found Lewis asleep with the lights on, prompting an argument “about the light being left on and who pays the bills” that eventually turned physical. Lewis’ girlfriend said that he assaulted her by dragging her across the living room floor and grabbing her neck, holding her against the floor for three seconds. Lewis told police that after entering a closet to get dressed to leave, his girlfriend entered and hit him in the face. He then tried to leave the apartment, but alleged that his girlfriend clung to one of his legs to prevent him from doing so. When asked, Lewis told police that he may have grabbed his girlfriend’s throat “while trying to get her off him but had no intentions to hurt [her].”
Lewis told reporters the following back in April:
“I completely think that all charges will be dropped and I think I will be exonerated from everything,” he said. “I’m completely innocent. I believe that wholeheartedly. And I’m just going to have to see what happens in my next trial date.”