LSU wide receiver Drake Davis has been kicked off the football team following his second arrest in a month’s time, a source confirmed to Tiger Rag.
Davis was arrested Saturday night on two battery charges of battery against a dating partner. As of Monday morning the receiver was still being held at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without bound.
The junior, a Baton Rouge native, was initially arrested in August on charges he assaulted an ex-girlfriend on multiple occasions. He was suspended indefinitely following the first arrest.
Davis was placed on interim suspension from the school following the second arrest, an LSU spokesman confirmed on Sunday. Davis submitted his resignation from the university on Monday morning, his attorney told The Advocate.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron neither confirmed nor denied that Davis was kicked off the team, again declining to comment at all on what he deems “a legal matter.” He was asked about the situation at his press conference Monday afternoon.
“This is in the hands of the university and obviously a legal matter,” Orgeron said. “That’s all I’m going to say about that.”
According to arrest report, the LSU Police Department interviewed the victim on Sept. 15 and she confirmed that Davis attacked her on Aug. 26. In addition, she told police that she woke up in the early morning hours of Sept. 15 and noted she had a black eye.
Police noted that the victim did not admit that Davis was the one who struck her. The victim told police during the interview that she did not know how she wound up with the black eye. On Aug. 20, a judge ordered Davis to adhere to a 10 p.m. curfew while having no contact with the victim of the original arrest.
A former four-star recruit out of the IMG Academy, Davis caught four passes for 153 yards with two touchdowns in two seasons at LSU.