USC redshirt sophomore wide receiver Bru McCoy was arrested July 24 and charged with intimate partner violence with injury, as initially reported by Keely Eure of USCFootball.com and confirmed by Annenberg Media through a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson Monday.
He has been subsequently suspended from team activities.
“USC does not condone violence of any kind. We are aware of the situation, and USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX is reviewing it,” read a statement from USC Athletics provided to Annenberg Media. “Because of federal student privacy laws, we are unable to share additional information at this time. The student-athlete has been temporarily removed from team activities.”
McCoy was released on $50,000 bail the day of his arrest and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 24, according to Eure’s report. USC’s fall camp begins Friday, and its regular season opens Sept. 4.
McCoy caught 21 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns while also contributing on special teams in 2020. He missed the 2019 season with an unknown illness after transferring that June from Texas back to USC, where he had originally committed to in high school. During that 2019 season, Annenberg Media reported on a “scuffle” involving McCoy at a fraternity house that prompted a DPS response. Nobody was detained in the incident.
He was expected to play a prominent role in USC’s receiving corps in 2021, but with the charges pending and McCoy suspended from team activities, his status for the season is now in limbo.