Former Trojan receiver Joseph Lewis was arrested for another suspected domestic violence incident. Here’s the USC football roundup for July 19.
In case it wasn’t already clear, wide receiver Joseph Lewis’ time with USC football is definitely over now.
The former five-star prospect, who was suspended and removed from the Trojans roster before Spring Camp because of a domestic violence arrest, was arrested again on Wednesday night, per the Los Angeles Times.
This comes just a couple of weeks after Lewis was released from jail. He served 21 days for a no contest plea to two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery.
According to the Times, Lewis “hoped to rejoin the Trojans for fall camp.”
While it seemed unlikely USC would bring Lewis back either way, given the strict way the university has handled student-conduct issues in the past, this latest incident adds some certainty to his status.
Marlon Tuipulotu still not cleared
It’s been a long recovery for defensive lineman Marlon Tuipulotu who underwent back surgery last fall. And it could stretch on a little while longer as he awaits to be cleared medically to return to action.
Shotgun Spratling of USCFootball.com talked to Tuipulotu about his recovery and his goal to get back on the field by the time Fall Camp begins, but the clock is ticking.
A look at the left tackle battle
Speaking of Fall Camp, one of the biggest battles still remaining for the Trojans is at left tackle between Clayton Johnston and Austin Jackson.
Garry Paskwietz of WeAreSC.com checked in with both linemen at PRPs where Johnston has taken first team reps while Jackson has had to sit out with a minor injury.
Vegas odds to win the Pac-12
On Thursday, Phil Steele presented updated odds from the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook for each conference championship.
Washington remains the favorite in the conference with Stanford edging out USC for the second-best odds. The Trojans are 4/1 to defend their Pac-12 title.
Breakout running backs and quarterbacks
This week Athlon Sports is tackling breakout stars for the 2018 season and they’ve got positive predictions for a couple of Trojans.
Stephen Carr is Steven Lassan’s No. 9 breakout running back as he looks to build on a promising freshman season, now out of the shadow of Ronald Jones II.
Quarterback JT Daniels is also pegged as the No. 23 breakout quarterback.
There are opponents to look out for on each list as well, so have a look.
Today’s Trojan Trivia
Anthony Davis scored six touchdowns against Notre Dame in 1972, accounting for 36 points. Both marks remain USC all-time records.