Here’s the new most ridiculous thing about Fred Davis’s insane journey through the D.C. judicial system: The Redskins tight end appeared to admit in court that he was out at a club the night before a Redskins 1 p.m. game.
Bear with me here. The tale starts with this legal document submitted by Davis, which Washingtonian magazine has nobly put online. In the document, Davis writes that “on or around Saturday, December 3, 2012, I attended a party hosted by Promoter Eric Taylor at Cafe Asia located at 1720 I Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20006.”
Now, Davis was at the time avoiding his courtroom adversary, Makini R. Chaka, both because of a temporary restraining order and because “I know she will cause a scene, twist the facts in court and lie in order to extort money from me,” according to his court document.
Anyhow, you’ll note that “December 3, 2012” is a date that hasn’t technically occurred yet, a fact ably noted in court by Chaka, who like Davis is representing herself. Washingtonian provided the dramatic courtroom dialog.
(And please, read every word of every court transcript in this link.)
Chaka: What’s the date of today?
Davis: I don’t know what today is. All I know is I had court today.
Chaka: You don’t know what today’s date is? His document is not even valid.
Davis: What are you talking about? . . .
Chaka: Well, according to your statement, to bullet No. 5, it says that this event happened December 3rd, 2012.
Davis: Okay, and, what about it?
Chaka: Has December 3rd, 2012 even happened yet?
Chaka: What? That’s the same thing I’m saying, Mr. Davis.
Davis: It was a misprint. Okay, December 3rd, 2011, okay, great.
Emphasis added. So now we have Fred Davis, in court, saying he was out at a club on Dec. 3, 2011. On Dec. 4, 2011, the Redskins hosted the Jets at 1 p.m. at FedEx Field. This was the week before Davis was suspended four games; he played against the Jets, and led Washington with six catches for 99 yards.
Nice game. Still, something tells me Mike Shanahan wouldn’t want his players at Cafe Asia the day before a regular season game. Unless maybe Davis was just there to get some Pad Thai for lunch. Although the aforementioned Eric Taylor’s company posted a Web album of photos from that night’s party, which was hosted by Eric Maynor and scheduled to go from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
Ordinarily, you might expect Davis’s lawyer to somehow keep him from admitting in court that he was at a club the day before a home game. Of course, in this case, lawyer Davis seems to have let client Davis down.