WASHINGTON – Redskins tight end Fred Davis reportedly was arrested and charged with driving under the influence on Thursday, a day after he was suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s drug policy.
According to a tweet by the Washington Post’s Mike Jones, Davis was pulled over in Fairfax County at about 3:45 p.m. NBC Washington has confirmed the arrest with the county police, reporting Davis, 28, was stopped at Gallows Road and Leesburg Pike just before 4 p.m. Thursday and taken into custody.
Police have not confirmed whether Davis has been released.
Davis says his latest NFL suspension resulted from taking a supplement that contained a banned substance.
Davis was suspended indefinitely without pay Wednesday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
It’s the second substance-abuse suspension for Davis. He was also sanctioned for the final four games of the 2011 season after testing positive for marijuana.
He said this suspension is unrelated to the first one. He also said he will be permitted to apply for reinstatement in the fall.
Davis is set to become a free agent next month. Davis played in 10 games for the Redskins last season, catching seven passes for 70 yards and one touchdown and was passed on the depth chart by rookie Jordan Reed.