BATON ROUGE – LSU football has suspended junior wide receiver Drake Davis indefinitely following allegations he physically assaulted his former girlfriend.
Davis was arrested on Friday and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of second-degree battery. He was released from jail Saturday evening on a $5,000 bond, WBRZ reports.
The football player is accused of punching his ex-girlfriend and breaking one of her ribs, according to the arrest warrant.
The incident occurred in April, but the arrest warrant also accuses Davis of strangling, punching, and ripping an earring from the victim’s ear during an attack in June.
LSU football’s roster lists Davis as 6’4 and 220lbs.
Police say Davis also texted the victim “I might kill you.”
The victim, who is also an LSU student, told investigators that she and Davis had been in a relationship since January of 2017, but the relationship had ended earlier this month.
The woman also accuses Davis of punching her in the stomach in May of 2017.
According to the warrant, the crimes were reported to LSU campus police on Thursday. The information was relayed to police by a person described in the warrant only as “an LSU official.”
Following the arrest, Davis was suspended indefinitely from the LSU football team.
Davis’ attorney, Marci Blaize, told The Advocate the victim retracted her allegations; however, District Attorney Hillar Moore told WBRZ he has not seen a retraction but “is aware of statements by the victim that do not match.”
In a press conference on Saturday following LSU’s second preseason scrimmage, Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters the situation is a “legal matter” and would not comment further on the matter.