Former NFL cornerback Vontae Davis was arrested Saturday by the Florida Highway Patrol and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to Broward County arrest records.
Davis had a bond amount listed at $500, per the record.
Though there’s only one DUI charge listed, Fox Sports 640’s Andy Slater reported Sunday morning that Davis “allegedly crashed into a disabled car on the side of the highway, which then hit a person next to it.” Officers then allegedly found Davis sleeping, and when they asked why he was sleeping on the shoulder, Davis replied, “I was tired.”
Slater, citing anonymous sources, reported that Davis claimed he was driving home from a club, where he had two mixed drinks. The person Davis allegedly struck was taken to a hospital with “multiple injuries,” according to Slater.
Davis, a former first-round pick of the Dolphins in 2009, spent his first three seasons in Miami before a 2012 trade sent him to the Colts. He proceeded to spend the bulk of his remaining career with Indianapolis, though he made a brief — and controversial — cameo with the Bills in 2018 by signing as a free agent in the offseason, but then retiring at halftime of the season opener.
“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” he wrote in a statement published on the NFL’s Twitter account the next day. “But today on the field, reality hit me and hard. I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
Davis was selected to consecutive Pro Bowls in 2014 and ’15, a pair of seasons when he combined for eight interceptions, 34 passes defended, and two forced fumbles. He’s the brother of former star tight end Vernon Davis.