LSU defensive end Davon Godchaux suspended indefinitely after arrest Monday

Charged with domestic abuse battery/child endangerment and false imprisonment, both misdemeanors

Tiger Rag Associate Editor

This isn’t what Ed Orgeron envisioned for his first day as LSU’s interim coach.

LSU indefinitely suspended starting defensive end Davon Godchaux following a Monday morning arrest, an LSU spokesman told Tiger Rag Monday.

Godchaux, 21, was arrested Monday morning on domestic abuse battery/child endangerment and false imprisonment charges, East Baton Rouge Parish Jail records show. Both charges are misdemeanors.

The junior, a Plaquemine native, was released from EBR Parish Jail on Monday afternoon after posting a bond, records show. He was arrested by the EBR Sheriff’s Office.

The incident stems from an altercation between Godchaux and the mother of his 10-month-old son, according to the arrest report obtained by Tiger Rag.

The report says the dispute arose over problems with their relationship leading to Godchaux proposing they separate. The victim told police she became “increasingly upset”

According to the report, the victim told police she attempted to leave the apartment with her 10-month-old son “after a short tussle,” but Godchaux “tossed (her) backward near the couch,” the report says.

Police observed the victims’ lip to be swollen and red marks on her throat. Godchaux, who has braces, also had cuts on the inside of his mouth, the report says.

The news comes just hours after LSU AD Joe Alleva introduced Orgeron as the Tigers’ interim coach following the firing of Les Miles on Sunday afternoon. LSU will practice under Orgeron for the first time at 5 p.m., which will be open to the media.


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James Moran was Editor of Tiger Rag from August 2018 to October 2019. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

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