- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 3, 2015

Washington Redskins wide receiver Jamison Crowder will not face discipline from the NFL after being accused on social media of abusing a woman earlier in the summer, according to a league spokesman.

In June, five photographs were apparently posted on Crowder’s Instagram account that showed a woman with a swollen and cut lip, a bruise on a left wrist and two other bruises on body parts that could not be distinguished.

The caption below the images appeared to be written from someone other than Crowder who alleged that the wide receiver had beaten and verbally abused that individual.

Crowder’s agent, Tory Dandy, did not respond to a message requesting a statement about the incident or Crowder’s clearance. A Redskins spokesman had no comment and said that coach Jay Gruden would address the situation after the team’s preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday night.

A rookie receiver from Duke, Crowder has four catches for 41 yards in three preseason games and is expected to play a role in the Redskins‘ special teams as a returner.



In being cleared, Crowder avoided a lengthy suspension.

After last year’s tumultuous sequence of incidents involving some of the league’s high-profile stars — former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy, then with the Carolina Panthers — the league adjusted its personal conduct policy to include a baseline suspension of six games without pay for domestic violence violations.

Crowder, who missed the first two games of the preseason with a left hamstring injury, was one of 28 players listed on the Redskins‘ “not expected to play” list ahead of the game against the Jaguars.

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