USC receiver Joseph Lewis posts bail, has court date scheduled for March 6

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

USC receiver Joseph Lewis was released from the 77th Street Station jail Tuesday at 12:59 a.m. after posting $55,000 bail.

Lewis, 18, was arrested Monday at 2 p.m. by the Los Angeles Police Southwest Division on suspicion of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant.

He is scheduled to appear in court on March 6.

“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 Angeles’ Hawkins High just a couple of miles south of the USC campus.


9:30 a.m. Feb. 13: This article was updated with Lewis’ release on bail.

This article was originally published at 10:50 p.m. Feb. 12.