Davon Durant has been suspended indefinitely from the ASU football program after he was arrested on allegations of domestic violence as first reported by Doug Haller of AZ Central.
Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant - a five-star junior-college prospect - is not with the team. Suspended indefinitely.— Doug Haller (@DougHaller) March 16, 2015
House of Sparky has obtained the full police report of the Mar. 6 incident in Tempe in the immediate area off the ASU campus. According to the report,a witness called police after they saw Durant allegedly hit a woman while both were seated in a black SUV. When confronted by officers, Durant said he had an argument with his girlfriend inside the car.
The girlfriend accused Durant of hitting her once and putting his hand around her neck in an argument over property in an apartment according to the report. The report also states Durant's girlfriend had visible injuries below her left eye and bruising around her neck consistent with finger marks. Durant's girlfriend refused medical treatment according to the report. The report also stated that Durant was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the arrest.
" Obviously when you have these situations, if a guy gets arrested, they understand they're going to get suspended," head coach Todd Graham said. "Our standards are the highest. They're a lot higher than just about anybody around. There is accountability for those standards."
Durant is no longer listed on the Sun Devils spring football roster. He was an early enrollee in January and was ranked one of the top-10 JUCO prospects at his position by all the recruiting services.
"We work so hard and have so many people that are representing this team the right way," Graham said. "But on the same hand you've just got to let the process play out."
Durant was a 5-star recruit and committed to South Carolina before he dropped that commitment and signed with ASU. The Sun Devils have had success and failures with JUCO recruits in the past. While Dalvon Stuckey didn't make it to Tempe last season because of academic ineligibility, players like Jaelen Strong, Damarious Randall and Marcus Hardison have all had success in the past in maroon and gold.
"There's a legal process, there's school process, there's all kinds of things like that," Graham said. "You deserve due process and get all the facts, so that's where we're at on that deal right now."
Durant faces three counts of disorderly conduct, a class one misdemeanor, and one count of aggravated assault which is a class four felony. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Mar. 18.