Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant has pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. ESPN’s Kyle Bonagura reported the update on Durant’s case. Per terms of a deal, according to Maricopa County court officials, the remaining charges against Durant will be dropped at his sentencing.
A junior college transfer, Durant was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct back in March following an incident with his girlfriend in his car. He was subsequently suspended from the team and remains so to this day.
Though the woman, who also happens to be an ASU student later recanted her story, Durant’s status with the team remains unclear. The sports world has taken a hard stance on domestic violence in the past year, giving alleged abusers little benefit of the doubt. Durant is talented and has yet to play a down for the Sun Devils, but whether or not the university decides to view it as an isolated incident and roll the dice or dismiss him from the program remains to be seen.
Either way, Durant has a lot of work to do to restore his image, and Campus Sports will update his story as more details become available.
Arizona State opens the 2015 season on September 5, facing Texas A&M in College Station.
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