LSU WR arrested on abuse allegations, suspended indefinitely from team

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Drake Davis, wide receiver for the LSU Tigers has been suspended indefinitely from the football team according to Ernie Ballard, Director Media Relations for LSU. 

The EBR Sheriff’s Office prison inmate list states that Davis was arrested on Friday, August 17 and charged with Second Degree Battery (Dating Violence).

According to the affidavit, on August 16, LSU police gathered information from an LSU official about “a battery of a dating partner case.” 

The affidavit states, “the official explained that she had four separate incidents brought to her attention which had occurred between two LSU students from April to August of 2018.” 

The female victim in the case was located and questioned about her relationship with Drake Davis. 

The victim said the two of them had been dating since January 2017 and recently broke up in August. 

During their time together, the victim explained that “she was attacked by Davis on four different occasions.” 

The first incident happened in May of 2017 followed by another incident in April of 2018. 

The third incident occurred in Davis’ vehicle when according to the affidavit, Davis was mad at the “victim for waving at a friend.”

Davis subsequently threw the victim’s phone out the window and the victim attempted to retrieve it. 

The affidavit stated that Davis returned to pick up the victim after trying to leave her and strangled her after she got back into the vehicle.  

According to the affidavit, the fourth incident happened in June of this year at the victim’s apartment. 

The affidavit said Davis was mad at the victim for a text message conversation and entered the victim’s apartment room. 

According to the affidavit, “once entering the victim’s room he strangled her, punched her in the stomach, and grabbed her ear which caused her earing to be pulled from her ear; bleeding from the ear ensued.”

The affidavit stated that text messages provided from the victim between her and Davis showed “that Davis has threatened the victim with violence and he even texted that “I might kill you.”  

The suspended LSU WR is listed at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds and in 2017 he had 3 catches for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns. 

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