LSU running back Jeryl Brazil arrested again

Advocate file photo -- LSU freshman running back Jeryl Brazil, seen here as a senior at Loranger, was arrested for the second time in less than two months on Oct. 18 for misdemeanor simple battery. Show caption
Advocate file photo -- LSU freshman running back Jeryl Brazil, seen here as a senior at Loranger, was arrested for the second time in less than two months on Oct. 18 for misdemeanor simple battery.

LSU freshman running back Jeryl Brazil was arrested last Friday for the second time in six weeks and issued a misdemeanor summons after a dispute at the West Campus Apartments, campus police said Wednesday.

Brazil, a Loranger native, received the summons for simple criminal damage to property and simple battery stemming from a dispute with a woman, who he grabbed by the neck and pushed into a sofa ahead of punching a hole in the wall of her apartment, said Capt. Cory Lalonde, the spokesman for LSU police.

Officers were dispatched to the apartment at 3:34 a.m. on Oct. 18 in response to a complaint. The woman told police Brazil came to her apartment upset about “something that had happened, earlier,” Lalonde said.

During the incident, the woman and other friends to tried to calm down Brazil, who then grabbed the women and pushed her down and struck the wall as he left. Witnesses corroborated this account to officers, Lalonde said.

Officers located Brazil a short time later in the same complex, placed him under arrest and took him to police headquarters for questioning. Lalonde said Brazil told officers he punched the wall but denied grabbing the woman.

He was issued a misdemeanor summons, and the case has been forwarded to East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office for further action.

On Sept. 11, Brazil was also arrested and issued a similar summons for disturbing the peace after an altercation outside dining hall with another student.

Brazil, a consensus four-star recruit, did not travel with LSU last weekend to Ole Miss. His lone action came against UAB, when carried twice for 10 yards.