Sport USC Receiver Joseph Lewis Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge, Suspended

18:52  13 february  2018
18:52  13 february  2018 Source:   The Big Lead

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Now a freshman receiver at USC , Lewis was arrested on Monday afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge . While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Joseph Lewis , USC Trojans, NCAAF.

Joseph Lewis was one of the highest-rated wide receiver recruits in the country when he joined obtained by USCFootball.com, Lewis was arrested on a domestic violence charge on Monday. A USC spokesperson said Lewis has been suspended while the incident is under investigation.

TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 28: USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV (1) warms up before the game between the Trojans and the Arizona State Sun Devils on October 28, 2017 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.© Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images TEMPE, AZ - OCTOBER 28: USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV (1) warms up before the game between the Trojans and the Arizona State Sun Devils on October 28, 2017 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona.

Joseph Lewis was a highly-touted, five-star recruit in 2017, and just a year later he did something that could land him behind bars. Now a freshman receiver at USC, Lewis was arrested on Monday afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge. He could face up to four years in prison if convicted.

USCFootball.com is reporting the following:

A LAPD spokesperson stated that Lewis was booked on a 273.5 (a) PC charge, which is defined as "corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant." A corporal injury is defined as a domestic battery that leaves a "visible" injury on the victim.

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USC freshman wide receiver Joseph Lewis was arrested on a domestic violence charge on Monday afternoon and has been suspended indefinitely from all football-related activities.

USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence , Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez told the Southern California News Group.(Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/via AP).

Lewis was immediately suspended from all team activities.

A USC spokesperson issued the following statement to USCFootball.com:

"USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation. While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law."

Lewis' bail was set at $50,000.

Coming out of high school, Lewis was one of the nation's most-dynamic playmakers. He wound up as the No. 31 overall player in his recruiting class according to 247's composite.

As a freshman in 2017, Lewis caught four passes for 39 yards and did work on special teams. He was expected to battle for a starting spot in 2018.

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USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis -- the top-ranked high school WR in the country in 2016 -- was arrested for felony domestic violence Monday in L.A. Details surrounding the allegations are unclear.

USC wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence , Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Mike Lopez told the Southern California News Group.(Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/via AP).

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