The younger brother of NFL players Vernon and Vontae Davis is accused of hitting a woman in the head with a hammer and police are investigating if the assault is linked to other attacks in the area, including the slaying of a man visiting from Colorado.
Michael Davis, who was arrested after a foot chase Thursday night, has been charged with a count of aggravated assault, police said. He is expected in D.C. Superior Court on Saturday.
Carolyn Mardis, a lawyer who has represented Michael Davis's father in the past, confirmed that Michael Davis is the brother of San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis and Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis. Vernon and Vontae Davis also grew up in Washington, where they played high school football.
Mardis is not representing Michael Davis. It was not immediately clear Friday if he had an attorney.
Michael Davis was arrested Thursday night after police officers responded to a woman's cries for help. They found him in a nearby alley and...