Police seek warrant against Lions player

George Hunter / The Detroit News

Plymouth — A Detroit Lions player has been accused of sexual assault by Plymouth Police investigators, who sent a warrant request to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.

Prosecutors are reviewing the warrant request to determine whether to bring charges against the player, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s spokeswoman, Maria Miller.


Plymouth Police Chief Al Cox told the Associated Press that the alleged assault involves a 22-year-old woman.

Neither Miller nor Cox named the accused player, but Cox said he is well-known and has been “totally cooperative” and “made himself very available” during the investigation.

The woman claims the incident occurred during the early morning hours of Jan. 4 at the Ironwood Grill, where Cox says a group of about 10 Lions players and support staff had joined a private party.

A Dearborn law firm, the Jaafar and Mahdi Law Group, confirmed earlier this month that it was representing a client who alleged she was sexually assaulted by a Lions player at the downtown Plymouth restaurant.

Associated Press contributed.


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