Dec 15, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis (83) catches a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Fred Davis, Former USC Standout, Charged With DUI Just One Day After NFL Suspension

When it rains, it pours for the greatest tight end in USC history.

Just one day after being suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating the leagues substance abuse policy, Fred Davis further sabotaged his professional career when he was pulled over and charged with a DUI in Washington D.C. Thursday.

Davis’ troubles extend back to 2011 when he was suspended for the final four games of the Redskins’ season, an action which marred a strong season for which he was named the Redskins offensive player of the year.

On Wednesday, Davis insisted that the latest suspension was due to a supplement, not his past issues with marijuana: “For over two years, I’€™ve worked very hard to eliminate marijuana from my life, and I have not had a positive test for it since 2011. Unfortunately, a couple of months ago I took a supplement that contained a banned substance.”

Unfortunately, Davis’ latest trouble suggests that his substance abuse problems are not over.

At USC Davis was a standout, earning the 2007 Mackey Award as the best tight end in the country. He holds career records for catches, yards and touchdowns among Trojan tight ends.

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