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Court appearance kept Fred Davis from practice

Tight end Fred Davis missed the first half of Redskins practice Wednesday because he was in court answering to misdemeanor charges related to separate incidents earlier this year, court records show.

Davis issued guilty pleas to a pair of misdemeanor charges, one for falsifying his identity to authorities and another for driving with suspended or revoked driver's license.

According to Loudon County court records, Davis was given a 30-day suspended sentence Wednesday afternoon and a $2,500 fine for falsifying his identity to law enforcement, a charge initially filed on June 4. He also received a nolle prosequi verdict, meaning prosecutors will not pursue charges at this time, on a separate charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license, which was also initially filed on June 4.

Tony Wyllie, the Redskins' senior vice president, declined to comment on behalf of the team Wednesday evening. Asked about Davis's late arrival to practice on Wednesday, Coach Mike Shanahan said: "He left for personal reasons. He came back and still got a good workout in."

Davis was also issued a guilty verdict Wednesday to a charge of driving with a suspended or revoked license, stemming from a separate case. For that charge, which was initially filed June 12, he received a 10-day suspended sentence and a $2,500 fine, according to Loudon County court records. His license has been suspended for 90 days. A bench warrant was issued for Davis for the charge on May 26.

Davis also faced a contempt of court charge, which was filed one day after the bench warrant was issued. But that case was finalized with a not-guilty verdict, according to court records. A third charge for speeding was settled with a nolle prosequi verdict.

By Rick Maese  |  August 18, 2010; 10:06 PM ET
Categories:  Fred Davis  
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Well gosh, who hasn't done that?

Posted by: SMACK1 | August 18, 2010 10:35 PM | Report abuse

Guess I should drop him from fantasy and pick up Anthony Fasano!

Posted by: Keiser | August 18, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

Are Sleepy and Silverback taking turns now?

Posted by: Syrinx2112 | August 18, 2010 10:44 PM | Report abuse

Great, now Jason can choose between Sleepy or Speedy when cut/pasting any paragraphs about Davis in the future. Even THREE YEARS in the future.

Posted by: RomoLongballs | August 18, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm impressed that Fred was able to keep this on the down-low for this long. That's not an easy thing to do these days.

And an impersonation charge to boot...well played Freddy, well played.

I've always wondered why so many pro athletes run so far afoul of the DMV laws. It's shocking, and considering all these insurance/license/tag issues could be settled for pennies, relative to their contracts, it just makes no sense.

If you have an entourage, can't you make one guy the "Motor Vehicle Compliance" officer and avoid these types of things?

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | August 18, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

"A third charge for speeding was settled with a nolle prosequi verdict."


Posted by: edvar | August 18, 2010 10:56 PM | Report abuse

He sounds like he really has his act together.

Posted by: nativedc | August 18, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

I was looking at the upcoming season, and our team seems very similar to the Steelers. Most people seem to think the Steelers will be playoff contenders even though Rapelisburger is missing games, while most people seem to think the Skins wont be near the playoffs, but I don't get it.

We both have one old but decent wide receiver and a bunch of other guys who aren't very good WRs but have potential. Our D's are both 3-4 and are about equally good at this point (I actually think ours will be better). Their O line is a little better (Pitts is in decline, our is on the rise). We are about equal at RB (we have more depth, Mendenhall is above average but nothing special). We have not one but two TEs that are better than Heath Miller. Our FB is better. Most importantly, our QB is better.

In conclusion, after looking at these teams it looks like the Skins are the better team. I think Pitt will go 8-8 while we will go 9-7 or better. Anybody agree that Pitt is a very similar team to the Skins?

Posted by: bosshog7169 | August 18, 2010 11:54 PM | Report abuse

Boss, Well thought out evaluation of the two teams.

Posted by: Spanglerg | August 19, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Our defense is not as good as the Steelers. Our QB has not won 2 Superbowls. I'd love to buy what you're selling but I don't. The guys they have running the 3-4 have been running the 3-4 for a while and they don't have as many converted players.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | August 19, 2010 12:18 AM | Report abuse

maybe fred ought not to drive his purple challenger down the toll road so regularly, aint too many of those out there.

Posted by: spam21 | August 19, 2010 12:23 AM | Report abuse

geez Fred, I guess you've graduated from oversleeping into bigger stuff.

Gotta say -- I hate this. 2 charges of driving w/o a license? Speeding, contempt, bench warrant (likely meaning he blew off a court date). Whatever caused him to lose the license in the 1st place.

Fred, clean up your act.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | August 19, 2010 12:36 AM | Report abuse

'TD' MARKO MITCHELL for MINNESOTA GOVERNOR. I mean come on.........the state has had no pizaz since JESSE 'THE BODY' VENTURA left.

Posted by: glawrence007 | August 19, 2010 12:41 AM | Report abuse

Whats the point of being a wealthy young guy w/ a sweet ride if you cant open it up and let it rip once in a while?

He got caught. Twice. And the second time, he lied about who he was because his license was already suspended.

Besides, in SoCali, traffic moves at 80+....All day, Every Day. In va, and md, and del, and every other state back east, the cops are hiding behind every other bush with a radar gun waiting to write up any body going 5 over. So if you are young, got a ride, and know how to drive on a highway faster than 55, every day is a gauntlet to be run hoping you aren't the next contestant on "can i see your license and insurance please?"

Which brings me to this. I view life in these terms: Rules are like speed limits or stop lights. And I always stop at the stop lights. The trick is knowing the difference.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 19, 2010 3:52 AM | Report abuse

In va, and md, and del, and every other state back east, the cops are hiding behind every other bush with a radar gun waiting to write up any body going 5 over.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | August 19, 2010 3:52 AM

Dude, when was the last time you were in D.C.? Some of the more wide open Interstates may be like that (I-95, I-66, B/W Parkway), but I haven't seen a cop on the Beltway in years. They'd be wasting their time since there's so much traffic and you can barely move on the damn thing anyway, but I never drive under 80 when I'm there and I've never had a ticket there. It's the secondary roads and peripheral interstates like 95 that you need to watch out for.

If you think the cops are bad in the DMV, try driving through PA. These country f*cks don't cut you a break for sh*t...

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 19, 2010 5:20 AM | Report abuse

Davis is a ticking time bomb.

Posted by: hz9604 | August 19, 2010 5:34 AM | Report abuse

I just got a ticket in Ashburn for going 41 in a 30 mph zone. Fing cornfields and shti on either side of me. Cop on a motorcycle, too... a big, blonde, Brian Bozworth-looking dude... probably a Blackwater security contractor recently back from Iraq, I'd guess. Tatoos, the polycarbonate yellowed marksman shades, the crew cut, the leather gloves with the index finger cut off...

That reminds me, I gotta pay that beotch. It's probably doubled by now.

But, yeah, they're still out there. Serving and Protecting. I coulda lost control of my Mom's Chevy Cobalt with my 10 month old son in the back and destroyed an entire evening's worth of Jiffy Pop. Thank God "Shooter" Shadey was there!

I mean, why cant you just get a job like everybody else where you don't have to prey upon your fellow humans?

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 19, 2010 5:36 AM | Report abuse

Davis is a ticking time bomb.

Posted by: hz9604 | August 19, 2010 5:34 AM

LOL! That is Hilarious!

Wake UP, DAVIS!! C'MON, you Fing Ticking Time Bomb!! Get your Tickin ass outta Bed!!

And why am I feeling that the same Brian Bozworth cop is preying upon all the Redskins in Ashburn? I swear that wannabe jarhead is a Dallas fan.

Unfortunately, Ashburn isn't the place where a gung ho cop is EVER going to get what he deserves. This fool will just keep right on being a dick until he beats on some lawyer out there for talking back.

I swear this guy is hounding the Skins man.

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 19, 2010 5:42 AM | Report abuse

Keim's Studs and Duds:


LB London Fletcher. It’s getting old to say that Fletcher had a good practice, but you get an idea of why the guy has lasted so long in the league (and why certain others will be out of the game in several years). Anyway, Fletcher had two excellent plays Wednesday, the best coming when he stuffed Larry Johnson in the backfield in a goal-line drill, coming untouched. Later, Fletcher diagnosed a run around the end and shot over to stop Ryan Torain.

CB Carlos Rogers. Had a couple strong plays in coverage, as did almost all the defensive backs. Rogers snuffed out a screen and would have tackled Willie Parker in the backfield. Later, he had an excellent rotation coming over from the slot to provide help on a go route to knock the pass away. Rogers has had a terrific camp.

S Reed Doughty. He hasn’t been on the list, but he made a terrific read of a Rex Grossman pass to Anthony Armstrong. Doughty, playing zone, broke on the ball and tipped it and then grabbed it for the interception.

DL Darrion Scott. He was on the list Tuesday as well and now it’s time to see him against the starters. Can he still help? He’s starting to really control the backups. He stunted to the right and got through G Edwin Williams. He moved Chad Rinehart back on another play; drove Will Mongtomery back and wasn’t fooled at all by a bootleg to force an incompletion. Oh, and he beat Rinehart to the edge on another play.

LB Andre Carter. Not like he was pressuring the QB all day or dropping into coverage and making plays. But it was more of the subtleties in the goal-line work. He was back on the line as an end and immediately got into Jammal Brown’s pads and drove him back, helping free Fletcher for his stick on Johnson. He did get blocked back on one play by Fred Davis, but he followed that by not getting fooled on a bootleg, forcing an incompletion. Carter’s problem right now at OLB is recognition, but he was able to use his end instincts for a while today.

CB DeAngelo Hall. Stripped Armstrong of one pass and then defended another to him over the middle. Hall had very tight coverage in both cases. Both balls were thrown by Donovan McNabb.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 19, 2010 5:48 AM | Report abuse


OT Selvish Capers. The rookie is continuing his up and down ways, which was to be expected of a seventh-round draft pick. Capers shows flashes of athleticism, but, after a couple days where he played well last week, has struggled this week. Wednesday, he allowed Jeremy Jarmon to get around the end and then on the next play Curtis Gatewood raced past him. Later, he jumped early. Capers remains a project.

RT Stephon Heyer. Today, I resolve not to be a smart aleck. But he was sloppy today. Lorenzo Alexander went right around him for a pressure. Alexander was simply too low for him; takes Heyer a while to bend his knees because he is so high at the snap. This came one play after Alexander moved him back with power.

QB Rex Grossman. In his defense, it’s hard to play behind a line that gets driven back, especially when you’re a short QB (not buying the 6-foot-1). Got a pass knocked down because of it. But he was also off on other throws, late on others and forcing passes to guys who aren’t open. He has more confidence in his arm than maybe he should, causing him to take chances when he shouldn’t.

QB Donovan McNabb. He was off on some of the medium-range throws down the middle; was high on one route to Devin Thomas. Just didn’t see him hit a whole lot today. We got the bad McNabb today, I suppose.

WR Devin Thomas. He wasn’t awful, but he didn’t take advantage of opportunities. At this point, that’s what he must do. He failed to sell a double move vs. Byron Westbrook (give the CB credit; his eyes were in the right place as he could read the QB) and wasn’t open deep. Later, John Beck threw him a low ball that he needed to dive for. Thomas got his hands on the ball, but couldn’t hold on. It would have been a nice catch, but it was also a necessary one for him.

Posted by: brownwood26 | August 19, 2010 5:50 AM | Report abuse

OK where's all the trade Cooley folks.

Posted by: camp_fodder | August 19, 2010 5:54 AM | Report abuse

C'mon dude, you save THAT for some 'Jason Bourne' spy sheeit, not a traffic offense.

Posted by: kahlua87 | August 19, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

But, yeah, they're still out there. Serving and Protecting. I coulda lost control of my Mom's Chevy Cobalt with my 10 month old son in the back and destroyed an entire evening's worth of Jiffy Pop. Thank God "Shooter" Shadey was there!

I mean, why cant you just get a job like everybody else where you don't have to prey upon your fellow humans?

Posted by: Thinker_ | August 19, 2010 5:36 AM

You did the crime, now pay the fine. What a whiner.

Anyway, these guys aren't as bad as the self-appointed blog cops. They'll catch you being a stupid ass, rewriting the rules of grammar, or spelling like it was the 14th century. Then, look out. They'll hold you up to ridicule in front of the entire Redskins Insider nation. And all you can do is whine that they're losers while your blatant offense is clearly visible to all.

These blog cops aren't even manly men like the guy who brought you down, but they're unemployed English majors who couldn't get a date in college and, even now, have to pay extra to prostitutes because they're ugly and have bad breath. They only think they look good here on the web because all their stupid words are spelled correctly.

That's what's wrong with the world today: The blog cops.

Posted by: beep-beep | August 19, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

best post of the day to beep-beep.

lmao -


Posted by: HughGRection | August 19, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

OK David is a knucklehead. Big news flash? Hardly. He lied about his identity to keep it out of the papers and it worked for awhile. Sooner or later you have to pay and it sounds like with his attorney it probably cost him 10-15k. he needs a ride to work with one of his boys and to lay low until the season is over and all this will be behind him. Question is will things like this dog him forevre because, well, he is knucklehead and and that what they do. Personally unless he was drunk driving or something similar, I could care less. Good for the county they got paid for catching this dangerous felon. LOL

Posted by: dbrine1261 | August 19, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

oops Davis I meant (I am David so technically I guess I was right the first time. LOL)

Posted by: dbrine1261 | August 19, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

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