The Dallas Cowboys received good news this afternoon, as did their third-round draft pick, Jourdan Lewis. The Cowboys rookie and former Michigan cornerback was on trial over the past couple of days for misdemeanor domestic violence. After the two day trial, the jury reached a verdict on Tuesday afternoon and found Lewis not guilty on both counts.
The jury has found Jourdan Lewis not guilty on both counts.— Mike Persak (@MikeDPersak) July 25, 2017
The Dallas Morning News was posting tweets from journalist Mike Persak throughout the trial, you can read what transpired at the proceedings here. The case goes back to a March 15th incident back in Ann Arbor when Lewis was accused of getting physical with his girlfriend during an argument at their apartment. Lewis had maintained his innocence throughout and decided to go to trial rather than entertaining any kind of settlement deal.
Lewis' attorney John Shea says, "It’s always gratifying to represent someone that you believe in and have the jury tell me I’m right."
"We’re just happy it came out the way it did. He’s letting it sink in. He’s been under this cloud for awhile and he’ll need some time to put it behind him but this is a good first start."
"He’s a got a job and he’s anxious to get back to doing it. I’m sure the team is anxious to get him back on the field."
Lewis should now be clear to get to Cowboys training camp out in Oxnard. It remains to be seen if the NFL will have any further follow-up into the matter.