Jourdan Lewis has been found not guilty in a domestic violence case in Michigan, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday afternoon.
Lewis, a third-round pick by the Dallas Cowboys, won his court case in Michigan’s 15th District Court. He faced charges for misdemeanor domestic violence and assault and battery counts from a March incident.
Lewis, 21, is expected to join the Cowboys on Wednesday. He has been in Michigan the first two days of training camp for the trial. The Cowboys have stood by Lewis throughout the process.
“First of all, I’m proud for Jourdan, I’m proud for our Cowboys, I’m proud for our guys who were involved in his evaluation and selection,” owner Jerry Jones said. “He has great character references when he came from school. For him, before a jury, to have this exoneration, and it’s truly that, I hope everyone will recognize that’s a real, real plus.
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“He just didn’t want there to be any question about that. I’m real proud for the Cowboys and proud for him. He’s got a chance to really be a fine player and he is a good person.”
Fellow Michigan alum and Cowboys first-round pick Taco Charlton echoed his support of Lewis earlier Tuesday.
“Just praying for him, praying for the best for him,” Charlton said. “I know the type of guy he is. I’m confident that’ll show and everything will be fine.”
This stemmed from an alleged incident on March 15 in which Lewis’ ex girlfriend accused him of grabbing her by the neck and dragging her across the living room. Lewis’ version of the events differed.
Lewis denied any wrongdoing and spoke of his innocence after the Cowboys selected him.
“I completely think that all charges will be dropped, and I think I will be exonerated from everything,” Lewis said. “I’m completely innocent. I believe that wholeheartedly.”
Lewis had six interceptions in his career at Michigan, and was a first-team All-America in 2015 and 2016. He is expected to compete for a starting cornerback job with the Cowboys.