Suspended ASU football recruit sentenced to 2 years of probation

One of the top football recruits for Arizona State University was sentenced to probation Monday after being arrested for domestic violence.

A judge sentenced 21-year-old Davon Durant to two years of supervised probation with with domestic violence terms for one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

Although he was suspended from the team after his arrest, his plea deal could put him back on the football field.

"Hey, yeah, there some guy like beating a girl inside a car."  That was a 911 call made after a witness allegedly saw Durant hitting and choking his girlfriend.  He was arrested that night, charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

Days after the arrest, his girlfriend, Kelsi Langley, recanted her story that Durant beat her.

"He never laid a finger on me."

Durant pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. An aggravated assault charge was dropped in exchange for his guilty plea.

"At the end of the day, Ms. Langley is certainly not a domestic violence victim and Davon Durant is not a domestic violence abuser," said community activist Rev. Jarrett Maupin.

At a news conference, Langley claimed she lied about the attack be caused she was mad at Durant for talking to other girls. But police pressed forward with charges, saying injuries and witness statements proved there was a physical fight.

"The only people that were there and know what really happened are Mr. Durant and Ms. Langley," added Maupin.

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