Former LSU center Elliott Porter was arrested on a charge of simple assault last month, according to New Orleans TV station WDSU.
Police were called to a home in the 5600 block of Music Street on Dec. 31, where a woman accused her boyfriend of three years, Porter, of threatening her, the TV station reported.
A story on the station’s website did not list the arresting police department or the exact charges. Court records, flashed on the screen during the station’s on-air report, said Porter was arrested for simple assault.
Porter’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, told the station he’s able to prove Porter did nothing wrong and that it’s a “he said, she said” situation.
“It’s my word against your word that the incident took place,” Jenkins told WDSU. “There is no independent proof. Because these guys are high-profile, it’s looking like athletes are not getting the benefit of due process.”
Jenkins told WDSU that Porter was out of town at the time of the alleged incident.
It happened the night after LSU’s 31-28 loss to Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl in Nashville, Tennessee. It’s unclear whether Porter made the trip to Nashville, but the team flew back on the afternoon of Dec. 31.
Porter did not play in the game after suffering a season-ending injury in the 11th game of the year, at Arkansas.
Porter, from Waggaman, was LSU’s starter at center the past two seasons.
He completed his senior season last year and had previously graduated from LSU.