USC Receiver Joseph Lewis Arrested, Held on $50000 Bail


USC receiver Joseph Lewis was arrested Monday on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant. Lewis was arrested at 2 p.m. by the Los Angeles Police Southwest Division.

USC freshman receiver Joseph Lewis (1) runs downfield to cover a punt during a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 2. (Credit: Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

USC freshman receiver Joseph Lewis (1) runs downfield to cover a punt during a game against Western Michigan on Sept. 2. (Credit: Shotgun Spratling / Los Angeles Times)

Lewis, 18, was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the 77th Street station jail.

“USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation,” school spokesman Tim Tessalone said in a statement. “While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law.”

Last year as a freshman, Lewis played in 11 games, mostly on special teams. The former five-star recruit had four catches for 39 yards to go along with two tackles. Lewis starred locally at Los

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Five Things to Know About Congressman John Lewis


In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded Lewis with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. During the 2011 ceremony at the White House, Obama said: “There’s a quote inscribed over a doorway in Nashville, where students first refused to leave lunch counters 51 years ago this February. And the quote said, “If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” It’s a question John Lewis has been asking his entire life. It’s what led him back to the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma after he had already been beaten within an inch of his life days before. It’s why, time and again, he faced down death so that all of us could share equally in the joys of life. It’s why all these years later, he is known as the Conscience of the United States Congress, still speaking his mind on issues of justice and equality. And generations from now, when parents teach their children what is meant by courage, the story of John Lewis will come to mind — an American who knew that change could not wait for some other person or some other time; whose life is a lesson in the fierce urgency of

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