LSU offensive lineman Jevonte Domond is no longer suspended despite a pending charge of battery and domestic abuse, head coach Les Miles said on Wednesday.
“He’s in position to compete to play,” Miles said. “We’re letting the disposition of whatever entanglement he’s involved in run its course. He’s not suspended.”
Miles spoke to media on Wednesday for the beginning of fall camp. The Tigers will begin practice on Thursday.
Domond was arrested on May 25 on a felony charge of battery and domestic abuse including strangulation and suspended by the team. A police report obtained by The Advocate showed Domond’s fiancée told sheriff’s deputies Domond, who is listed as 6'6" and 310 pounds, “grabbed her from behind by the neck” before lifting her off the ground and dropping her. She also told the deputies that she “began to lose consciousness” and sprayed Domond with pepper spray twice.
Domond’s fiancée also said Domond “slammed” her onto a couch, bit her on the hip and followed her to the police station after the alleged incident. Domond denied the allegations in a statement to the deputies.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said the charges against Domond were still pending, according to The Times-Picayune.
Domond, a junior, transferred to LSU from Glendale Community College prior to last season. Ranked at the time as the nation’s top junior-college offensive tackle, Domond appeared in one game for LSU in 2014.
- Mike Fiammetta