Former five-star WR and freshman Joseph Lewis was arrested on a domestic violence charge Monday afternoon per an arrest record obtained by USCFootball.com.
A LAPD spokesperson stated that Lewis was booked on a 273.5 (a) PC charge, which is defined as “corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.” A corporal injury is defined as a domestic battery that leaves a “visible” injury on the victim. The charge is listed as a felony on the arrest record and carries up to four years in prison if convicted.
A USC spokesperson issued this statement after USCFootball.com reached out for a response to Lewis’ arrest:
“USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation. While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law.”