Former running back Stephen Davis arrested for tax evasion

Thursday September 20th, 2012

Stephen Davis Former NFL running back, Stephen Davis, was arrested on Wednesday for retail tax evasion. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Stephen Davis, a former running back with the Redskins, Panthers and Rams, was arrested for failure to pay retail taxes on his nightclub, according to CBS's Greenville, S.C. affiliate.

"Davis owns a club called PURE Lounge located on Berryhill Road in Columbia [South Carolina] according to the Department of Revenue. The Lexington County Detention Center reports Davis is being held for operation of retail business without license and two charges of fraudulent checks/stop payment."

Davis was arrested on Wednesday and charged with operating a business without a license. If convicted, he could face up to 30 days in prison and $200 in fines. Davis played in the NFL from 1996 to 2006. He ran for 8,052 yards and had 69 total touchdowns over the course of his career. The three-time Pro-Bowler spent the majority of his career with the Redskins (1996-2002). He was also one of the more than 2,600 former players to file a concussion lawsuit against the league.

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