LSU’s Davon Godchaux has suspension lifted after domestic violence arrest
LSU defensive end Davon Godchaux’s indefinite suspension following a domestic battery arrest has been lifted after just two days.
Interim head coach Ed Orgeron, who took over for Les Miles this week, informed reporters of the news on Wednesday.
Godchaux was arrested earlier this week following an incident with his girlfriend, with whom he has a 10 month old child, at his apartment. Charges were dropped on Tuesday due to conflicting testimony by the victim, according to the Times-Picayune.
"Davon is an excellent young man. I've coached him for a couple of years now," Orgeron said. "He'll return to the team today. We'll take it day-by-day and we'll make sure we have all the information available before we make any other decision, but he will be with the team today."
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Godchaux was released on $3,000 bond after being arrested on charges of false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery/child endangerment. The arrest report says his girlfriend was cited on a charge of domestic abuse/child endangerment.
The arrest report says the woman accused Godchaux of grabbing her hair and later her shoulder when she tried to leave his apartment.
Godchaux told the investigator repeatedly that he never tried to keep the woman from leaving. He said that he asked her several times to leave, but she refused.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.