THURSDAY, 9:54pm: Davis was pulled over and charged with driving under the influence, tweets Mike Jones of The Washington Post. Jones added that the arrest took place at 3:45pm EST in Tysons Corner, Virgina.
WEDNESDAY, 5:47pm: Free agent Fred Davis has been suspended indefinitely for substance abuse, according to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. This marks the second time the Redskins tight end has been hit with a drug-related suspension. He also missed the final four games of the 2011 season.
Davis issued a statement explaining that he unknowingly ingested a banned substance in supplement he took “a couple of months ago.” However, as Zac Boyer of The Washington Times (via Twitter) points out, that explanation doesn’t quite add up. The league says that the suspension is a result of substance abuse and PEDs would fall under a different category.
The 28-year-old is coming off a season in which he fell behind Jordan Reed on the depth chart and landed in coach Mike Shanahan‘s doghouse. After being hit with the franchise tag for the 2012 season, Davis’ follow-up saw him finish with just seven catches for 70 yards and one touchdown and finish out the year on the inactive list. While he possesses serious skills as a pass-catching tight end, his baggage will undoubtedly hurt him as he tries to land his next deal.