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Redskins' tight end Fred Davis to represent himself in lawsuit


Marquis Maze (No. 4) and the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrate after defeating the LSU Tigers in the 2012 BCS national championship game at the Superdome on Jan. 9 in New Orleans. Alabama won of 21-0.


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Fred Davis, the tight end for the Washington Redskins, is trying to add another title to his resume: lawyer.

The football player is representing himself in an 18-month-long lawsuit brought against him by Makini R. Chaka, a 33-year-old woman he met at a nightclub, the Washingtonian reported. Chaka alleges that Davis dumped juice on her head and busted her lip at Josephine Nightclub and Lounge in Washington, DC, and says Davi assaulted her and threatened to kill her. 

Chaka, who is also representing herself, says she is a “celebrity broker," but Davis’ bodyguard Stewart Prince told Sports Illustrated that “madam/pimpette” who carries a “pimp cup.” 

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According to the Washingtonian, Chaka also has a history of "aggressive encounters": she once threatened a coworker, and has fought with other women after a party at a male friend's home. 

Chaka was granted a temporary restraining order against Davis following the incident in January 2011, but is suing for a permanent stay-away order and seeking “damages and injunctive relief as a result of [Davis’s] malicious, willful and intentional assault, injurious falsehood and civil conspiracy," according to the Washingtonian.

“It’s just all made up and flagellant,” Davis said at an April 10 hearing, NBC News reported

"It’s unclear why Davis, who signed a one-year franchise tender earlier this year with the Redskins, doesn’t have a lawyer," wrote NBC sports writer Mike Florio. "Though it may not be the smartest move Davis ever made, it’s sure to provide even more entertainment as the litigation continues to unfold." 

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