Dallas Cowboys rookie cornerback Jourdan Lewis has been found not guilty in his misdemeanor domestic violence trial in Michigan.
Per the Dallas News, Lewis was facing a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence in connection with a March 15 incident. On that March morning, according to police reports, Lewis' girlfriend called 911 after a dispute at their shared residence.
Lewis is accused of dragging his girlfriend across the floor and grabbing her by the neck in March at their apartment in Ann Arbor, according to police reports.
Records also show Ann Arbor police responded two years earlier to a report of a similar physical altercation at the same apartment. The 2015 investigation didn't result in any charges.
Lewis' girlfriend called 911 to report domestic assault in both incidents, but Ann Arbor police denied a request from The News for details of both calls, citing an open investigation of the 2017 case that's scheduled to go to trial in July.
"I completely think that all charges will be dropped, and I think I will be exonerated from everything," Lewis said after he was drafted. "I'm completely innocent. I believe that wholeheartedly."
Also per the News, the Cowboys have said they are confident the allegations against Lewis are more of a bump in the road than a pattern that points to future concerns.
Coach Jason Garrett said in May that the Cowboys did their "due diligence" in reviewing Lewis' off-field trouble that includes a pair of 911 calls by his 20-year-old girlfriend, which set off separate domestic violence investigations by police in Ann Arbor, Mich., in less than a two-year span.
Owner Jerry Jones said the Cowboys "thoroughly looked at his situation" before using a third-round pick to draft the Michigan standout.
"We feel real good about the pick," Jones added. "Outstanding off-the-field character throughout his life, great strength of character. We were satisfied we would be OK there."