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Jamin Davis Avoids Jail Time on Reckless Drive Charge


Washington LB Jamin Davis entered a guilty plea in Loudoun County Circuit court Friday and won’t face jail time for a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. Instead, Davis had his driver’s license suspended for six months, was fined $2,500, and had to pay $176 in court costs. His sentence included 180 days in jail, but all of it was suspended, court documents revealed.

Davis was initially arrested on March 28, 2022, for driving his McLaren 114 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone in Loudoun County, Virginia, where the Commanders’ training/practice facility is located. After originally being convicted of reckless driving and sentenced to 30 days in jail, Davis appealed the decision. The appeal led to a jury trial that was scheduled for Monday (his attorney worked the plea deal out Friday).

Based on an agreement reached in July, Davis would have served a maximum of eight days in jail. But Judge Stephen E. Sincavage said in court that he thought the deal was too lenient and rejected it. A similar agreement was also rejected because Judge James E. Plowman said it was not substantially different from the first plea deal (Davis would have spent a minimum of four days in jail).

This wasn’t the first time Davis has been charged with reckless driving in Virginia. In December 2021, he was allegedly clocked at 89 mph in a 65 mph zone. That incident was just four days before teammate DeShazor Everett was involved in a crash that killed his girlfriend. According to court documents in the wrongful death case, Davis had been out with them that night and was driving his car ahead of them.

Davis (25) is heading into his fourth NFL season, having started 36 games in three years while compiling 269 tackles (166 solo, 20 for loss), seven sacks, six passes deflected, two fumbles created, two fumbles recovered, and an interception. The team now has the task of deciding whether or not they will pick up his fifth-year option. Last offseason, five LBs were eligible league-wide, but none were given the 5th year…that deadline is March 5.

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