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USC WR Bru McCoy suspended following felony partner violence arrest

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USC receiver Bru McCoy has been suspended from the team on the heels of a July arrest.

According to the Los Angeles Times, McCoy was arrested July 24 on suspicion of felony intimate partner violence with injury:

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed McCoy was arrested on July 24 at 5:30 p.m. on suspicion of intimate partner violence with injury. The violation, listed under California Penal Code section 273.5(a), pertains to a person who “willfully inflicts corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition” upon a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant or dating partner.

Per the Times, McCoy, 21, was released the same night of his arrest on $50,000 bail and has a court date set for Nov. 24. No further details about the arrest are available at this time. Charges remain pending.

In a statement, USC’s athletic department said that McCoy “has been temporarily removed from team activities.”

“USC does not condone violence of any kind. We are aware of the situation, and USC’s Office for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX is reviewing it. Because of federal student privacy laws, we are unable to share additional information at this time,” the statement says.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 17: Wide receiver Bru McCoy #4 of the USC Trojans warms up before the spring game at Los Angeles Coliseum on April 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
USC wide receiver Bru McCoy was arrested July 24, per the LA Times. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

McCoy was a five-star recruit in the class of 2019 who verbally committed to USC before ultimately signing with Texas. After a short time in Austin, he left the UT program and enrolled at USC.

McCoy caught 21 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in six games for the Trojans last fall. He was expected to be one of the top targets for USC this fall.

USC is scheduled to begin fall practice Friday.

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