BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Former LSU wide receiver Drake Davis, who was kicked off the team and already charged with domestic abuse, was arrested early Sunday for allegedly grabbing and pushing a woman he was dating, according to officials.
On July 28 at around 3:33 a.m., a deputy with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a domestic disturbance. Arrest reports say a witness showed the deputy of a video of Davis, 22, and a woman arguing.
Davis was seen in the video being physical with the woman while arguing with her. The video also showed the woman pushing Davis away and telling him to get off her.
The woman told the deputy that Davis found out she was speaking with another man, and the altercation turned physical, according to the report.
Davis admitted to grabbing the victim by the arms and pushing her. He later apologized for the incident, the report stated.
Following Sunday’s arrest, Davis’ mother, Stephanie, took to social media to proclaim her son’s innocence. In a video posted to Facebook, Stephanie says her son and girlfriend were “horse-playing around.”
Stephanie Davis then brings on camera a woman she says is her son’s girlfriend, and asks if she has any bruises on her body, to which the woman replies no. Davis then asks the woman if anything happened to her, and the woman shakes her head no.
Davis was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of battery of a dating partner.
The former LSU wide receiver has a history of domestic violence.
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