BATON ROUGE, La. — The wheels of justice turned quickly for LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux, who is back with the team just two days after being suspended indefinitely following his arrest Monday on charges of false imprisonment.
Those charges were dropped Tuesday evening by the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s office, leading interim coach Ed Orgeron to reinstate the junior Wednesday.
However, Orgeron did not come out and say that Godchaux will play against Missouri on Saturday.
“We’re happy the charges have been dropped,” Orgeron said. “He’ll return to the team today. We’ll take it day-by-day and make sure we get all the information before making any other decisions.”
Orgeron was Godchaux’s position coach the past two seasons before taking over for the fired Les Miles.
“Davon is an excellent young man,” Orgeron said. “I’ve coached him for a couple years now.”
Godchaux was arrested early Monday morning after a “tussle” with his girlfriend, but the district attorney did not pursue charges due to the physical evidence at the scene and “inconsistent statements” from Godchaux’s girlfriend.
Godchaux is fifth on the team with 20 tackles and leads LSU with two fumble recoveries. He also ranks third on the defense with two sacks.