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NFL Draft prospect Jourdan Lewis facing domestic violence charges

Mar 5, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis speaks to the media during the 2017 combine at Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Former University of Michigan All-American cornerback Jourdan Lewis is facing a domestic violence charge after an incident Wednesday morning, reports The Detroit News.

Lewis is accused of assaulting his former girlfriend, a 20-year old. Reportedly, she told officers that she was the victim of assault after an argument in a 911 call placed in the early hours of the morning.

Though Lewis is still presumed innocent, this incident will likely hurt his draft stock. Considered a mid-round pick, Lewis had two interceptions with Michigan last season, allowing just two catches for a completion percentage of 23.3 percent, per NFL.com.

For top NFL draft prospects, a situation like this can push them down a notch or two during the process. When it comes to a mid-tier prospect, teams are more likely to opt to save themselves from the potential PR nightmare that could come with drafting a player of Lewis’ ilk.

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Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.