USC suspends sophomore five-star wideout after domestic violence arrest

USC suspends sophomore five-star wideout after domestic violence arrest

USC receiver Joseph Lewis was arrested Monday on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. USC announced he is now suspended from team activities. The charge is a felony that could result in up to four years in prison.

Lopez declined to provide details about the incident or information about the accuser.

"USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation", read a statement obtained by the website USCFootball.com. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound sophomore - a five-star recruit in the 2017 class - has been released on bail and is scheduled to next appear in court on March 6, actually the first day of spring practice for the Trojans.


Lewis had four receptions for 39 yards in three games during his freshman season previous year. Lewis has been suspended from all team activities while the Los Angeles Police Department conducts its investigation. He had four receptions for 39 yards and recorded two tackles on special teams.

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Lewis didn't play a lot in 2017 - but he was expected to blow up this year. The photo has been removed.

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