Son of retired Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, Ray Anthony Lewis III was arrested and charged with third degree criminal sexual conduct Friday (April 29) after he allegedly assaulted an 18-year-old woman. According to the reports, the incident occurred on January 23rd of this year at an Apopka, FL apartment complex. The warrant that was issued states that the 20-year-old Lewis committed sexual battery with the victim as she was incapacitated by drugs or alcohol.
Police immediately conducted an investigation, and an arrest warrant was issued, with Lewis turning himself in to police April 29. Lewis’ attorneys Tommy Brittain and Ed Garland, made a statement following the arrest:
“Ray Lewis III is innocent of all charges and we expect him to be fully vindicated by the end of this matter.”
Lewis had previously made plans to transfer to Coastal Carolina University to play football. Spokesperson for the school, Martha Hunn, issued a statement stating that Lewis has been suspended from the football and that the school is conducting their own investigation.
Once CCU became aware of an incident, the University immediately began facilitating the administrative investigation, which includes requests to Conway Police Department for the police report and other information pertaining to this case. The University obtained the arrest warrant today.
Immediately upon arrest, Ray Lewis III was suspended indefinitely from the football team. The University continues its administrative investigation process.