Report: Redskins’ Fred Davis arrested for DUI
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was arrested Thursday and charged with driving under the influence, the Washington Post‘s Mike Jones reported.
According to the report, Davis was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. on Thursday in Virginia’s Fairfax County. No further details about the arrest were immediately available.
His arrest comes just one day after Davis was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Davis is set to become a free agent this offseason. The Redskins reportedly have no interest in re-signing him, and were working to trade him before last season’s trade deadline.
Davis released a statement about the suspension through the NFL Players Association, in which he said the suspension was the result of a tainted supplement.
”I would like to clarify the circumstances that resulted in my current suspension. In the past, I made the mistake of knowingly ingesting a banned substance. For over two years, I’ve worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. 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 teams success next season.”