LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond was arrested on felony domestic abuse charges yesterday afternoon. Ross Dellenger and Ben Wallace of The Advocate reported the story.
A transfer from Glendale Community College, Domond allegedly grabbed his fiancé from behind by the neck, lifted her and then threw her to the ground. She alleges that he then picked her up and “slammed her onto a couch” before biting her as well.
Speaking to East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputies, Domond claimed his innocence.
In a statement to deputies, Domond said he “did not strangle the victim or bite her,” according to the report. Domond told deputies that his fiancée “pulled a kitchen knife out on him and threatened to cut him” earlier in the day. When asked about the knife claim, the woman told deputies she did so in self defense after he pushed her, the report says. D
Domond also said he picked the woman up at one point so she would stop spraying him with pepper spray. In addition, he told deputies her hip injury was not from a bite, but from a fall, the report says.
Domond was scheduled to have a hearing regarding his arrest today. Given how much the sports world is starting to crack down on domestic violence, his future could very well be up in the air.
Campus Sports will update Domond’s case as more details become available.
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