Former LSU football player Drake Davis, who recently pleaded guilty to a series of domestic violence charges, was arrested early Sunday after allegedly grabbing and pushing a dating partner, according to arresting documents.
Davis, 22, was captured on video being physical with a woman while arguing with her, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report shows. The video also shows the victim pushing Davis away and telling him to get off her, the document shows.
The woman told a deputy the two started arguing when Davis found out she was speaking with another man, but the argument grew physical.
The arrest document says Davis admitted to grabbing the victim by the arms and pushing her, adding that he did not hurt her. He apologized for the incident, the document says.
Former LSU wide receiver Drake Davis admitted in court Friday that he punched his girlfriend in the stomach during a fight last April at her a…
Davis was arrested in both August and September of 2018, accused of violent offenses against a girlfriend. He was arrested a third time in January for violating a protective order that prohibited him from contacting the victim in each of those cases.
In March of this year, Davis admitted in court that he punched his girlfriend in the stomach on one occasion in 2018, and said that several months later he pushed her onto a couch during a fight, causing a small cut and bruise on her lower leg.
Davis pleaded guilty in March to three misdemeanors: two counts of battery on a dating partner and one count of violation of a protective order in January of this year. He was charged originally with several felonies and misdemeanors.
Throughout the court process, Davis was at times under house arrest. Under the terms of a plea agreement, state District Judge Richard Anderson ultimately sentenced Davis to 18 months in prison with credit for time served, but suspended much of the remaining time.
It's unclear if the woman in Sunday's incident is the same woman involved in the past incidents, though the arrest document notes Davis and the victim have been dating on and off for about two years.
East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III, who was in the courtroom for Davis’ guilty pleas and sentence in March, had said the proceedings were a just resolution that protects the safety of the victim while balancing the needs of the defendant.
“The defendant’s lawyer had Davis evaluated and provided my office with detailed evaluations of Davis and a plan for him to be successful,” Moore said at the time. “These evaluations considered all of the reports and evidence which was helpful.”
Davis, a wide receiver, was suspended from LSU's football team last August following the first domestic violence arrest, and he later left the university.
He was booked Sunday morning into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of battery of a dating partner.