Joseph Lewis IV
Joseph Lewis IV. Courtesy USC

USC receiver Joseph Lewis IV was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.

The 18-year-old was arrested at Monday and booked at the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Community Police Station, where he was being held on $50,000 bail, according to online inmate records.

Details about the crime were not immediately available.

The LAPD said earlier Monday it opened an investigation into an alleged incident of domestic violence involving an unnamed USC student-athlete that occurred early Sunday morning, the Orange County Register reported.

A spokesman for the USC athletic department said Lewis has been suspended from all team activities following his arrest.

“USC takes all reports of domestic abuse seriously and is cooperating fully with the law enforcement investigation,” read a statement obtained by the website

“While this student code of conduct issue is being investigated, the student has been suspended from all football-related activities. Student disciplinary records and student conduct proceedings are confidential at USC and protected by law.”

Lewis caught four passes for 39 yards in 11 games as a freshman in the 2017 season.

—City News Service

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