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Michael Davis, brother of Vernon and Vontae Davis, arrested and suspected of murder

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The younger brother of 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis has been arrested for assault in Washington, D.C. and is a suspect in the murder of a tourist in the city on Tuesday.

The Associated Press reports that 19-year-old Michael Davis was arrested and accused of striking a woman in the head with a hammer. Police are investigating whether he is also responsible for a series of similar attacks, including the killing of a 66-year-old man. Davis’ father confirmed to ABC 7 in Washington that Michael Davis is the younger brother of Vernon and Vontae.

Vernon Davis wrote the following on his verified Twitter account on Thursday night: “Just got a disturbing call from back home in washington dc. A good day gone bad! Hopefully he wasn’t involved!”

In 2009 Vernon wrote of his younger brother, “Michael is more talented than both Vontae and I. I just hope he works hard and sticks with it so he can join us in the NFL one day.”

Police say Michael Davis may have been involved in a series of at least four attacks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, all of which led to serious head injuries for the victims.

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44 Responses to “Michael Davis, brother of Vernon and Vontae Davis, arrested and suspected of murder”
  1. walker615 says: Apr 27, 2012 12:35 PM

    That is REALLY messed up.

  2. rickastleydancemoves says: Apr 27, 2012 12:36 PM

    Forget future NFL player, seems more like future serial killer.

  3. nagaswan says: Apr 27, 2012 12:37 PM

    That sucks for everyone

  4. wwwfugu says: Apr 27, 2012 12:37 PM

    The police cut short his career!

    Good day gone bad!

  5. jeffw says: Apr 27, 2012 12:38 PM

    Unfortunate. Everyone has that idiot family member you wish would just go away…

  6. sharkcatcher says: Apr 27, 2012 12:40 PM

    Both my brothers are paid but I want to crack people over the head with a hammer….that’s whats hot on the streets?

  7. The Prophet says: Apr 27, 2012 12:43 PM

    Hopefully Vernon is right, and the REAL guy who is hitting people in the head with a hammer is also the same guy who called Mohamad Sanu and told him he was drafted by the Bengals, as the world’s biggest jerk.

  8. rhetoric1 says: Apr 27, 2012 12:46 PM

    Hopefully your mastery of the English language improves before you write your next headline.

  9. blitz87 says: Apr 27, 2012 12:47 PM

    The way you first worded this on your Twitter post made it seem like Vontae was the one who did it.

    Very sad news.

  10. funkylovemonkey says: Apr 27, 2012 12:48 PM

    jeffw says:
    Apr 27, 2012 12:38 PM
    Unfortunate. Everyone has that idiot family member you wish would just go away…

    ————————————–

    Thank goodness that isn’t true in my family… wait. Does that mean I’m the idiot family member? Damn.

  11. bchapman2011 says: Apr 27, 2012 12:49 PM

    Unrelated Dolphin question: Anybody remember what deal Miami made with Carolina regarding 2nd round picks? I am curious why we are drafting 10th today.

  12. 4evrnyt says: Apr 27, 2012 12:54 PM

    Not a good sign when the best thing your brother can say is that he “hopes” he wasn’t involved. Usually a family member will say that there is no way that so and so could have done such a thing but Vernon is just “hoping” that it wasn’t his brother. Not exactly a strong endorsement.

  13. miamifinz says: Apr 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    Just reading Vontae’s tweet is kind of telling. “Hoping” he’s not involved. That alone tells me he’s not exactly surprised this happened. This is a very disturbing story, and it sounds like his talent will waste away behind bars.

  14. grandpoopah says: Apr 27, 2012 12:58 PM

    Man, he makes Vernon look scrawny by comparison.

  15. xxwhodatxx says: Apr 27, 2012 12:58 PM

    What a psycho.

  16. ahawkalypse says: Apr 27, 2012 12:59 PM

    He must have a terrible attitude to have two NFL players in the family and the perks that go with that and do this. Running around hitting people with a hammer???

  17. t16rich says: Apr 27, 2012 1:16 PM

    That kid has issues if you’re striking women with hammers. Ask for their purse and be on your way. Whoever did this, will be getting a different body part hammered very soon. Prisoners loves these types of people. Literally Love them.

  18. steviemo says: Apr 27, 2012 1:18 PM

    A weird family; no doubt about it.

  19. exibitsman says: Apr 27, 2012 1:18 PM

    NA Vernon we don’t want to see you crazy LiL bastard brother in the nfl

  20. Jomolungma says: Apr 27, 2012 1:25 PM

    What’s scary is that dude in the photo with Vernon, who is supposed to be his brother Michael I guess, is only 19.

  21. Jomolungma says: Apr 27, 2012 1:27 PM

    Oh, wait… I think those dudes in the photo are actually Vernon and Vontae… never mind.

  22. cidman2001 says: Apr 27, 2012 1:33 PM

    I say that the Saints should draft him. He could “drop the hammer” on opposing players……..

    I know,that’s really bad. It sounds like an awful situation for everyone involved. Jokes aside, stuff like this is tragic.

  23. 4evrnyt says: Apr 27, 2012 1:34 PM

    In a related story the Bengals have decided to offer him a 4 year contract.

  24. destructicus says: Apr 27, 2012 1:37 PM

    bchapman2011 – There wasn’t a deal. We, Carolina, and Buffalo all had the same record, and who picks first among the three teams changes round to round.

    Buffalo will pick first of the three in the 3rd round, and us first again in the 4th.

  25. kodakinvegas says: Apr 27, 2012 1:38 PM

    Now that’s an ugly story, an ugly piece of news for everybody. That’s just plain vicious and cold blooded. No room for humor there at all. 66 year old bashed in, a mother destroyed a life taken and a life wasted Wow. And this is on an NFL sight? What’s in the newspapers there?

  26. jthammerstix says: Apr 27, 2012 1:47 PM

    That kid will fry!

  27. hedleykow says: Apr 27, 2012 2:02 PM

    That is some serious anger management fail.

  28. bigjd says: Apr 27, 2012 2:04 PM

    I live in DC area. These attacks have been reported on the news as completely random attacks with no motive or pattern to them. How messed up is that?

  29. blacknole08 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:12 PM

    Vernon Davis wants an explanation.

  30. guiltyuntilproven says: Apr 27, 2012 2:13 PM

    I don’t know what’s more disturbing. The brutality of a hammer to the head.. or the fact that just because someone has been arrested that they are guilty until proven innocent when it should be the other way around.

  31. manuich1 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:34 PM

    WTF dude??????????????

  32. dcfan21 says: Apr 27, 2012 2:40 PM

    Someone should hit him in the head with a hammer to fix those loose screws…

  33. zillabeast says: Apr 27, 2012 2:53 PM

    DC is one of the most heavily monitored cities in the world. I think I read a stat that said they have a 95% resolution rate to all violent crimes. Chances are if Davis the younger got arrested, they probably caught him in the act on CCTV.

  34. deweyoxburger says: Apr 27, 2012 3:09 PM

    STOP…Hammer Time!

  35. ndmick says: Apr 27, 2012 3:14 PM

    Sounds like he would fit well in Oakland….but seriously, hitting anyone with a hammer?? If he did this, and Vernon’s tweet wasn’t very positive, he should go away forever…a hammer to the head……..

  36. fast16racer says: Apr 27, 2012 3:22 PM

    It would be great if your photos had a description, so the uninformed would know if they were looking at Vernon, Vontae or Michael (or two other dudes alltogether). I’ve thought this many times about PFT.

  37. granadafan says: Apr 27, 2012 3:49 PM

    If Vernon is “hoping” that his his brother isn’t a nasty murderer, then he knows Michael is already into some bad sh*t. Little bro has two brothers in the NFL and he can’t move out of the hood and stay out of trouble?? Nice parenting and nice family. Teach your kids to obey the law. The communities in the hoods need to band together and demand that their young people obey the law and be good and productive citizens.

  38. z561 says: Apr 27, 2012 3:55 PM

    Doctor O’dwyer/
    Time to have your head smashed in/
    With my new hammer

  39. pftfollower says: Apr 27, 2012 3:56 PM

    @guilty until proven

    for the record A GUY (whether its him or not) running around hitting people in the head with a hammer if FAR more disturbing than comments assuming guilt on a webpage.

    what should we do. wait till the trial before commenting on the crime?

    just 80 posts saying “i can not comment on an ongoing investigation”.

    that’d be fun

  40. mogogo1 says: Apr 27, 2012 4:31 PM

    “Just got a disturbing call from back home in washington dc. A good day gone bad! Hopefully he wasn’t involved!”
    _____________________

    “Hopefully” my brother hasn’t been murdering people with a hammer? That’s an unfortunate tweet on many levels. Having a hard time imagining myself getting a call like that and immediately needing to tweet about it to a bunch of strangers.

  41. philbusman says: Apr 27, 2012 8:21 PM

    The Dyson brothers went to my high school, Kevin was there about ten years before I attended and Andre played football and basketball with my older cousin a few years after Kevin was there. Our coaches always told us the cautionary tale of the 3rd Dyson brother who was supposedly head and shoulders above the other two but couldn’t keep it together off the field. Sad this guy and that 3rd Dyson brother couldn’t just do the old athlete bare minimum and do something with their amazing abilities.

  42. localoutlaw says: Apr 28, 2012 1:20 AM

    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted!

  43. tbbucs1638 says: Apr 28, 2012 5:06 AM

    Yeah that actually is vontae and vernon n vontae is bigger n size but shorter thaernon…

  44. thermalito says: Apr 29, 2012 10:02 AM

    kid sounds like a real scumbag. good choice by Vernon to avoid him.

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