New York Giants’ second-year wide receiver Roger Lewis was arrested Sunday for operating a vehicle under the influence, per a report from TMZ. Lewis was apparently stopped around 5 a.m. Saturday and, under Ohio law, charged with OVI, or Operating a Vehicle Impaired.
Lewis, 23, made the Giants roster last season as an undrafted free agent. He played in 13 games and caught seven passes, two for touchdowns. Lewis was also used as a gunner on special teams.
Lewis was charged with rape as a high school senior and ultimately pled guilty to a lesser charge.
Lewis does not have a 2017 roster spot locked up. He is competing with Tavarres King, Darius Powe and a handful of other players for a role as a reserve wide receiver.
Multiple reports indicate the Giants saying they are aware of the situation, but will have no further comment. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
Let’s not rush to judgment about the young man, but this is certainly not the kind of news you would hope he would be making.
There was also evidence of drug abuse in Roger Lewis' 2012 Audi, per police. There was marijuana and an unknown still to be tested liquid.— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) June 5, 2017