Arizona State dismisses No. 1 JUCO LB Davon Durant

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In May, Arizona State redshirt junior linebacker Davon Durant plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. The plea stemmed from Durant’s arrest and subsequent charging of disorderly conduct and domestic assault. He was fortunate enough to have two other counts of disorderly conduct and the domestic assault charge dropped as part of his plea deal.

That, however, did not keep the Arizona State Sun Devils from dismissing Durant from the school on Wednesday.

Sports Illustrated reported that head coach Todd Graham talked about his dismissal. Durant had been sentenced to two years of supervised probation and was suspended indefinitely following his court date.

“He’s done,” Graham told SI.com of Durant. “We parted ways. He put himself in that position. It’s a bad deal, but you’ve got to have accountability. We don’t just talk about character and discipline. We live it. No matter what the legal system does, our standards are high and our guys know that. They know they’re going to be held accountable.”

Durant had yet to play a down for the Sun Devils as he had just transferred from Butler Community College in Kansas. He was the number one ranked linebacker in the nation coming out of a junior college.

The Sun Devils open the season on September 5 when they play Texas A&M in Houston.

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