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Fred Davis arrested for DUI

Fred-Davis-mug-shotFred Davis can’t get out of his own way. The free agent tight end was arrested for driving while under the influence on Thursday afternoon, just one day after the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Davis, who was phased out by rookie Jordan Reed with the Washington Redskins last year, was stopped in northern Virginia at around 4:00 p.m. Thursday. Chuck Carroll of CBS DC reported that police responded to a 911 call of a man slumped over inside a black Rolls-Royce. When officers and EMTs arrived at the scene, Davis allegedly attempted to drive away.

This photo that Deadspin shared supposedly show Davis being taken into custody:

With that, Davis’ NFL career could very well be over. He released a statement on Wednesday blaming his most recent failed test on a banned supplement, but the 28-year-old has hardly earned the benefit of the doubt. Davis was suspended four games in 2011 for failing multiple marijuana tests, though he claims those days are behind him. According to him, the NFL’s system sets you up to fail multiple tests.

In addition to suspensions for failed drug tests and now a DUI arrest, Davis has also admitted that he nodded off during Redskins team meetings. Who would sign this guy?

Darren Sharper rape accuser says she woke up with him having sex with her without condom

Darren SharperEarlier on Thursday we passed along a report from NBC Miami saying that Darren Sharper was being investigated for an alleged sexual battery in Miami Beach. This investigation is separate from the 11 druggings and seven rapes in four states he’s already suspected of. At first the details of the alleged Miami Beach incident were not available, but now they are.

TMZ Sports got a hold of the police report and says the alleged victim claims she filed the police report last month after seeing news of Sharper’s alleged rapes on TV. This woman claims she and friends met Sharper at a nightclub in Miami and went back to his condo.

The woman claims she was drunk and went into his bedroom. Witnesses supposedly told police they heard the alleged victim saying “no no I don’t want to” to Sharper, so they entered the room in an attempt to take her away. She apparently said she just wanted to sleep.

When the woman woke up in the morning, she says Sharper was having sex with her without a condom.

Though the woman went to a doctor, she did not go to police until last month after seeing Sharper’s face on TV in association with the rape cases.

Louie Sanchez, Marvin Norwood plead guilty in Bryan Stow beating

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Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood pleaded guilty Thursday to beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow on Opening Day at Dodger Stadium in 2011.

Sanchez, 31, received an eight-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to felony mayhem charges for punching Stow from behind, causing the 45-year-old former paramedic to fall on the pavement and suffer serious brain damage.

Norwood, 32, got four years in prison for felony assault for joining in on the beating after Stow was already down. Norwood has already served his time in jail for the Stow case, but he will remain in jail until a US Marshal takes custody of him for illegal gun possession.

All other charges were dropped. Sanchez and Norwood were originally charged with mayhem, assault by means likely to produce great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.

Sanchez received harsh words from judge George Lomeli, who tried to put things in perspective. Sanchez could be seen smirking at one point as if he wasn’t taking things seriously enough:

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Report: Darren Sharper involved in sexual battery investigation in Miami

Darren SharperThe hits just seem to keep on coming for former NFL safety Darren Sharper, who is currently under investigation for several sexual assault cases. Sharper was formally charged with drugging and raping two women last week, but there is plenty of reason to believe his troubles won’t end there.

In addition to the seven rapes and 11 druggings Sharper has been named as a suspect in, he has also reportedly been named in another sexual battery investigation that stems from a report filed in Miami last month. The details of that investigation were recently publicized, and you can read them here.

According to NBC Miami, Sharper was also involved in an investigation stemming from another incident in Miami Beach in 2011. The accusations made by the alleged victims in that case were similar to those that have been made against Sharper in the other sexual assault cases. Two women who were visiting Miami from Georgia on spring break claimed they fell asleep in Sharper’s condo and woke up to find either Sharper or his brother “behaving inappropriately and exposing himself.” The case was closed because no evidence of sexual battery was found.

The latest case Sharper has reportedly been named in means his name is now associated with sexual assault cases in five different US states. The former New Orleans Saint’s reputation is getting worse by the day.

H/T Deadspin

Court summons says Ray Rice struck fiancee, rendering her unconscious

Ray Rice RavensWhen Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was arrested over the weekend in Atlantic City for an alleged fight with his fiancee, his attorney described the incident as a “very minor physical altercation” and chalked it up to a misunderstanding. The more evidence we see, the harder that is to believe.

On Tuesday, a video surfaced that appears to show Rice dragging Palmer out of a casino elevator. The court summons that was filed in connection with the case makes the incident sound even more disturbing.

The document said that Rice has been accused of “assault by attempting to cause bodily injury to J. Palmer, specifically by striking her with his hand, rendering her unconscious, at the Revel Casino.”

A separate summons noted that Palmer is also accused of having struck Rice with her hand, though there is nothing about Rice being knocked unconscious.

[Related: More on Ray Rice's fiancee Janay Palmer]

While we have yet to hear the full story, there is obviously a significant different between an argument that involves some physical contact and striking a woman and knocking her unconscious.

H/T Twitter/Jamison Hensley

Roddy White arrested for failure to appear in court

Roddy-White-mugshotAtlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was arrested early Tuesday morning after he reportedly failed to appear in court. He was booked at around 4:30 a.m. and released shortly thereafter on $168 bond.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, White failed to appear in court on a traffic charge. He allegedly had a warrant out for not paying a fine after police wrote him a ticket for having “non-transparent material on windows.”

Come on, man. A traffic violation? For tinted windows? You make millions of dollars. Either appeal the ticket like everyone else or just pay the fine and get on with your life. Talk about getting arrested for something pointless.

Ray Rice arrested after altercation with fiancee in Atlantic City

Ray Rice RavensRay Rice was arrested over the weekend after having a physical altercation with his fiancee in Atlantic City, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Rice’s attorney downplayed the incident in comments to the Sun, calling it a “very minor physical altercation.” The incident took place at Revel Casino on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, and Rice’s attorney believes the incident was a “misunderstanding.”

Rice’s fiancee was charged with a crime and released, while Rice was released on his own recognizance.

Earlier in the night, Rice, who is from New York and played college ball at Rutgers, was at the Royal Jelly Burlesque Nightclub with a group of people. All reports from the club director were that things went well and that Rice treated the staff well.

Rice was a second-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 and is a three-time Pro Bowler. He’s coming off a down season where he only rushed for 660 yards on 214 carries for a career-low average of 3.1 ypc. He was limited by a hip injury most of the season but played through it.