The Trojans’ five-star wideout has been arrested.
A former five-star recruit was arrested on Monday. The former top recruit was arrested on felony charges.
Joseph Lewis, a second-year wide receiver at USC, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department. He was booked on a felony domestic battery charge.
The former top recruit was reportedly booked at 7:45 p.m. E.T. on Monday night. Bail was set at $50,000. He was released early Tuesday morning.
Lewis, a Los Angeles native, is now being investigated by the LAPD. His case is expected to be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office in the coming days.
USC released the following statement:
“USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation,” a USC spokesman said. “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 caught 4 passes for 39 yards as a true freshman. His role was expected to increase significantly during the 2018 season.
USC WR Joseph Lewis was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge, per LAPD. Jail records show he was arrested a 4:45 pm and held on $50k bail. USC has suspended him from football-related activities. https://t.co/cdYCiaOxVl
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) February 13, 2018
Lewis, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver, was ranked the No. 4 wide receiver in the 2017 class by 247Sports’ Composite Rankings. He chose USC over Nebraska and Oregon, among other programs.