Cleared of charges, Godchaux returns to practice Wednesday
BATON ROUGE - With charges dropped against him, Davon Godchaux will return to practice with the Tigers Wednesday.
Godchaux, the football team's starting defensive tackle, was suspended from the team following his arrest Monday morning. Sheriff's deputies booked Godchaux into jail after his girlfriend reported the two got into a fight at his apartment in a gated, off-campus complex. The woman said he grabbed her, and shoved her around. But, the district attorney said the story didn't add up and dropped the charges the day after the arrest. The woman faces a court summons related to the altercation.
Interim head coach Ed Orgeron said he is glad the charges have been dropped. Orgeron talked about the situation in Wednesday morning's SEC media call.
"We'll take it day-by-day. We'll make sure we have all of the information available before we make any other decisions, but he will be with the team today," he said.
Geaux 24/7, a sports website, reported Wednesday after the call Orgeron would not confirm if Godchaux would play Saturday against Missouri. Godchaux missed both Monday and Tuesday practices.
Godchaux was arrested hours before Orgeron made his first public comments since being named successor to fired coach Les Miles Sunday.
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