Report: LSU freshman Jeryl Brazil arrested on simple battery charges

According to The Daily Reveille, freshman LSU defensive back Jeryl Brazil has been arrested on charges of simple battery and simple criminal damage to property.

The 19-year old allegedly ventured to a woman’s home, where he then became angered. At that point, the complainant told police that the 5-foot-10, 189-pound Brazil grabbed her by the throat and threw her onto the couch. He then allegedly punched through a wall and stormed out.

The phone call from the complainant was placed to police at 3:34 in the morning, and LSU Police Department spokesman Capt. Cory Lalonde reported.

This is not the first time Brazil has been in trouble since  joining the Tigers only a few short months ago. The Loranger, Louisiana native was issued a misdemeanor on Sept. 11 for fighting at the loading dock of an LSU dining hall.

There is no word yet on whether Brazil will face discipline from the school regarding his arrest. LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette reserved comment. If coach Les Miles chooses to speak on the situation, it will not happen until his 5:45 p.m. Wednesday press conference.

Check back for further updates as Brazil’s legal situation becomes more clear.

*UPDATE* 9:54 p.m. EST, Wednesday

Per WBRZ in Baton Rouge: Les Miles announced in his Wednesday press conference that Jeryl Brazil has been suspended from the team indefinitely. He did not travel last weekend in the loss to Ole Miss.