Suspended Southern Cal wide receiver Joseph Lewis IV was arrested in Los Angeles in February for domestic violence. Now, the City Attorney has made a move-- he's getting slapped with three counts of domestic battery from an initial incident, as well as additional charges of battery without injury and false imprisonment from a second incident.
All five charges are misdemeanors.
Lewis, who appeared in just three games at wideout as a freshman in 2017, was suspended by the team following the arrest. He is not currently listed on USC'sofficial roster ahead of spring practice.
A five-star recruit out of Hawkins High School in L.A., Lewis was rated the No. 4 wide receiver in the nation in the class of 2017 by 247Sports. He logged just four catches for 39 yards for the Trojans last season, who clearly proved that they could win a Pac-12 Conference title without his help.
#USC released the 2018 roster and, as expected, it clarified the scholarship math to get under the 85-man limit.— Reign of Troy (@ReignofTroy) March 5, 2018
Who is no longer on the roster? There are some big names missing.https://t.co/uFGyd7eORh
Lewis was scheduled to be arraigned today. His status with the team going forward is reportedly still yet to be determined.