Former receiver accused of domestic violence

first_imgFormer USC wide receiver Victor Blackwell was identified as the student detained and arrested by the Dept. of Public Safety on Wednesday night in a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend, according to the Los Angeles Times. Blackwell was detained and arrested by DPS before being transported to Los Angeles Police Dept.’s 77th Street Division station for booking, where he was held on $50,000 bail.Arrested and charged · Victor Blackwell, a former wide receiver, was accused of beating his girlfriend and destroying her property. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanAccording to DPS’s Daily Incident Log, the incident took place in the University Gateway apartments. The victim told DPS that she was punched in the face multiple times and that when she attempted to escape into her room, Blackwell punched holes in the door. The victim also reported to authorities that Blackwell had destroyed her laptop computer and cell phone, in addition to throwing a chair at her.Prior to joining USC’s football team, Blackwell attended Santa Ana Mater Dei High School with current freshman cornerback Jonathan Lockett. Blackwell had 54 yards and three receptions in USC’s victory over Fresno State on Aug. 30, but the Cerritos, California, native was reportedly unhappy with his lack of playing time, according to a Sept. 23 interview with Inside USC’s Scott Wolf and head coach Steve Sarkisian.“He’s frustrated with his playing time, and we’re a little frustrated with his commitment to the program,” Sarkisian told Wolf.Blackwell sat out USC’s win over Stanford and loss at Boston College, and had not shown up to a single practice after the team returned from Boston. After not hearing from Blackwell for almost a month, Sarkisian announced Blackwell’s dismissal from the team last Thursday.last_img

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