Former Michigan star Jourdan Lewis charged with domestic violence

Former Michigan football player Jourdan Lewis has been charged with one count of domestic violence, according to Washtenaw County court records.

Court records stated the incident occurred this morning and the warrant for his arrest was submitted just before 4:30 p.m.

There were no other details provided, other than the judge of record is Elizabeth Pollard Hines and the arresting officer was Thomas Kolpacki.

Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Matthew Lige told mlive.com that Lewis is accused of assaulting his 20-year-old girlfriend. Lige said police were called to Lewis' residence at about 1 a.m. today.

A message left for Lewis was not immediately returned. Lewis does not have any other criminal incidents of any kind listed in the Washtenaw County court system. His arraignment date/pretrial examination was not listed on the court record.

Lewis tweeted at 4:53 p.m. today: "It's sad that somebody would want to control you so bad they would ruin your life over it."

Lewis, a two-time All-America cornerback from Detroit Cass Tech, has remained in the Ann Arbor area as he prepares for next month's NFL draft. Michigan's Pro Day, when teams come to campus to meet with prospects and watch their workouts, is scheduled for March 24.

While other draft prospects have trained all across the country, Lewis said at the NFL combine in Indianapolis a few weeks ago that he stayed in Michigan because he is still working toward his degree in his final semester.

U-M coach Jim Harbaugh has been a staunch defender of Lewis' character, taking a public platform in September when Lewis sat out the season opener but it was not announced he was injured. An ESPN commentator speculated that Lewis was suspended and Harbaugh vigorously defended Lewis.

"It had nothing to do with any off-field suspension I heard about Ed Cunningham, got way out over his skis, speculating it was some kind of suspension," Harbaugh said. "Jourdan Lewis is one of the finest guys we have on the team. Football character and off-the-field character. Just total character. There's few, if any better, than Jourdan Lewis. Just wanted to clarify that for the record."

Contact Mark Snyder: msnyder@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @mark__snyder.

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