Arizona State linebacker Davon Durant pleaded guilty to a single count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct after formerly being charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct back in March.
Durant was accused of hitting his girlfriend. After Thursday’s plea deal, an uncertain future awaits Durant.
More from Doug Haller of AZCentral.com:
So what does this mean for Durant’s football career at ASU?
It’s too early to say.
An athletic department spokesman said Thursday that Durant is indefinitely suspended and will remain so until the legal process is complete. The university also has to determine if Durant violated its student code of conduct.
It’s possible the linebacker could be suspended for all or part of next season, even expelled from school.
As Haller points out in his story, Arizona State head coach Todd Graham is known as a hard-line disciplinarian and there is no telling how this will play out.
Durant just transferred to Arizona State and was expected to be big part of their defense. He was an outstanding prospect at Butler (Kansas) Community College and was ranked as the No.1 outside linebacker in the junior college ranks according to ESPN.
Arizona State is expected to make waves this season after they finished 10-3 last year. The Sun Devils will open with a big game, as they play Texas A&M at Houston’s NRG Stadium on September 5.