Redskins checking 'off-field situation' involving Crowder
Jun. 04, 2015
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say they are investigating what they called "an off-field situation" involving fourth-round draft pick Jamison Crowder.
Crowder's Instagram feed Wednesday night briefly included photographs of a woman who claims to have been abused by the receiver. The photos show a cut on her inner lip and bruises on her arm. They have been deleted, but screenshots circulated Thursday on social media.
Crowder played four years at Duke and tied the Atlantic Coast Conference record with 283 career receptions before he was drafted by Washington.
The team said it has been in touch with the NFL office "and will continue to follow proper league protocol and assist them in any way we can to gather all of the facts."
A spokesman for the NFL Players Association said the organization is gathering information but declined further comment. A call to Crowder's representative wasn't immediately returned.
Kammie Michael, a spokeswoman for the police department in Durham County, North Carolina, said her department has no record of any complaints against Crowder. His name also does not appear in the North Carolina court system's statewide online records.
The NFL said in a statement that it has been contacted by the team and is "looking into the matter."
Under a revised personal conduct policy that went into effect during 2014, the NFL suspends players without pay for a minimum of six games for violations involving assault, battery, domestic violence, dating violence, child abuse, other forms of family violence, or sexual assault, with consideration given to possible mitigating or aggravating circumstances.
AP freelancer David Elfin contributed to this report.