Drake Davis is no longer a member of the LSU football program. This week, following his second domestic violence arrest in just over a month, it was reported that Davis has been dismissed by the Tigers. According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Davis is also serving an interim suspension from the university.
Davis was arrested on one count of second-degree battery in mid-August.
On Saturday, Sept. 15, Davis was arrested on multiple charges which include one count of battery of a dating partner (strangulation), two counts of battery of a dating partner and two counts of violation of protective orders.
From local ABC affiliate WBRZ:
According to LSUPD, Davis entered the apartment of the victim around 2 am Saturday and immediately punched her and began to strangle her. During the exchange, Davis allegedly ripped the ear ring out of the victims’ ear. A witness provided photos of the victims injuries the victim sent her over text message. The witness said Davis slapped the victim repeatedly in the face causing an injury to the victims’ eye.
In the first incident in August, Davis allegedly broke the victim’s ribs before punching and strangling her.
With the troubling allegations, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron had no choice but to but the problematic wide receiver from the roster. Davis’ attorney says that Davis “has submitted a resignation from LSU and will no longer be an enrolled student,” according to the Baton Rouge Advocate.
The 21-year-old Davis was a four-star member of LSU’s 2016 recruiting class as the No. 24-ranked wide receiver in the nation and the No. 22-ranked player in the state of Florida. Davis ends his brief LSU career with four catches for 153 yards and two touchdowns.