USC coach Clay Helton announced Monday that cornerback Isaiah Langley will miss the team’s season opener against Alabama at AT&T Stadium.
USC cornerback Isaiah Langley is suspended for the season opener against Alabama, a school spokesman confirmed. @latimes first reported.
— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) July 19, 2016
If you recall, Langley was arrested in May on suspicion of three misdemeanor offenses. Langley was arrested on May 6 for reportedly trespassing UCLA’s campus while also intoxicated. Reports also had him resisting arrest.
All of this is according to UCLA police spokeswoman Nancy Greenstein.
Langley was attending a fraternity party at UCLA when he was arrested, according to Greenstein. She said Langley gave responding officers the wrong age and resisted arrest.
“When he was asked to leave, he refused,” Greenstein said. “Police were called and he was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing.”
Langley does not currently face charges, according to Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles city attorney’s office. Mateljan said the city attorney’s office is in the process of placing Langley in the Neighborhood Justice Program, a diversion program for first-time, nonviolent offenders to avoid criminal records.
Langley, a 6’0”, 165-pound cornerback from Hayward, California is coming off a freshman campaign in which he recorded 13 tackles and one pass deflection. He was mostly used as a reserve while appearing in 11 games.
USC is coming off solid yet tumultuous 2015 campaign. The Trojans went 8-6 overall and 6-3 in Pac-12 action, while coming in a tie for first place in the Pac-12 South Division. USC’s season ended with a loss to Wisconsin in the National Funding Holiday Bowl.
The Trojans’ season was defined, though, when former coach Steve Sarkisian was fired and replaced by Helton.