USC freshman football player, Joseph Lewis IV, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence on the corner of 30th and Hoover on Monday. He allegedly assaulted his girlfriend on Sunday, Feb. 11, according to USC's Department of Public Safety records.
Lewis, 18, was charged with a felony, and his bail was set at $50,000, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was released on bail around 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
This is the second violent assault allegation against a USC football player this school year.
Lewis was rated a four-star recruit and the No. 31 overall recruit for his class. In his first season for the Trojans, the wide receiver appeared in 11 games, caught four passes for 39 yards and had two tackles while on defense.
Lewis was expected to play a larger role on the team next season given the departure of the team's leading wide receivers, Steven Mitchell Jr. and Deontay Burnett.
If convicted, Lewis could face a punishment ranging from a $6,000 fine to imprisonment in a state prison of four years.
A spokesperson for USC's athletic department said that Lewis has been suspended from all football team activities.
"USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation," a USC statement says, "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."
Lewis has a court date scheduled for March 6th, which is also the first day of spring practice for the Trojans.
This story was updated on Feb. 14, 2018 at 1:15 p.m. for clarity.