Former Redskins player Fred Davis sought on domestic violence related charge in D.C.

D.C. police are seeking former Washington Redskins player Fred Davis on an arrest warrant stemming from an altercation that occurred last month at a diner in Adams Morgan, according to law enforcement authorities.

Davis, 28, who played tight end for the Redskins for six years, was suspended indefinitely in February by the NFL for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy. A day later, police in Fairfax County arrested him on Gallows Road at Leesburg Pike, charging him with driving while intoxicated. Court records show that the charge was dismissed.

Officer Araz Alali, a D.C. police spokesman, confirmed that Davis is the suspect being sought. He is charged in a warrant with one count of simple assault.

D.C. police said the June 2 assault occurred about 3 a.m. at The Diner, a 24-hour restaurant in the 2400 block of 18th St. NW. They have been unable to locate the ex-player.

A police report says the victim, Davis’s 28-year-old ex-girlfriend, was eating with a man in the restaurant when Davis came up behind her and put his hands on her shoulder. The woman told police that he forcefully spun her around and told the man, “Why are you with her? . . . ”


Redskins tight end Fred Davis with tight ends coach Sean McVay in 2011. (John McDonnell/The Washington Post)

The woman walked outside. Davis followed, “grabbed a handful of dirt and flowers from the hanging plant box and threw them at her,” the report says. The woman told police she retreated into the restaurant and tried to grab a plastic condiment bottle to squirt at Davis, but was stopped by a bystander.

The police report said the argument went on for some time before Davis drove off in a car. The woman told police she was not injured. She did not call police until the following afternoon.

Police said Davis lives in Leesburg and is described as being about 6 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 250 pounds, though rosters list him as 6-foot-4.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call D.C. police at 202-727-9099, or text the department’s tip line at 50411.

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