LSU freshman offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell was suspended from the football team after his arrest Sunday morning on Georgia Tech's campus, team spokesman Michael Bonnette said.
Campbell was charged with two counts of battery, both misdemeanors, after his arrest by Georgia Tech Police, according to a copy of the arrest report obtained by The Advocate. Campbell's brother is a defensive back at Georgia Tech. LSU was off this past week. The Yelllowjackets hosted Duke on Saturday.
According to the report, the event unfolded at the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity House at Georgia Tech at 12:21 a.m. CT Sunday. Two victims, both GT students, told police that they were punched in the face and head by two men. Campbell was arrested along with Georgia Tech safety Jalen Johnson, the report said. Johnson was booked with one count of simple battery.
Campbell, a Ponchatoula product ranked as a 4-star recruit, has played in three games this year for LSU. He's a reserve offensive lineman who had impressed coaches enough during preseason camp to climb the depth chart to a second-string spot. He's played 17 snaps this season.
Johnson has played in eight games this season for Georgia Tech. GT coach Paul Johnson said Monday that he will not suspend Johnson, according to a story published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I think I would urge everybody to let all the facts come in and let the investigation unfold and then we’ll make an appropriate statement and an appropriate action,” Johnson told reporters Monday. “But guys are innocent until proven guilty. Just because it happened doesn’t mean they’re always guilty, so let’s let the facts play out.”