ASU recruit gets probation in domestic violence case

An Arizona State University football player who pled guilty to disorderly conduct learned his punishment Monday.

Last month, 21-year-old Davon Durant pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disorderly conduct in an agreement that called for the dismissal of other charges, including an aggravated assault charge.

Durant was sentenced to two years probation after police say he got into a fight with his girlfriend on March 7th, hitting her in the face and choking her.

Durant didn't say anything in court, but his girlfriend told the judge they both want to put all this behind them and move forward as students at ASU.

Durant's attorney says he won't give a statement until ASU decides if Durant will play football this season after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct.

"I'm ready to put the incident that happened between me and Davon Durant aside. I also believe we've been through a lot," said Kelsie Langley, the alleged victim.

Langley asked the judge for leniency, saying she wants to continue her relationship with him.

"I'd also like to see him finish off school here at ASU.  A lot of things have been really hard here and I know I'm trying to stay optimistic," she said.

Prosecutors asked the judge for a harsher sentence because police claimed Langley was choked.

"He's never been more remorseful for this. He's currently a student at ASU and he wants to remain a student," said Benjamin Taylor, Durant's attorney.  "He has learned a tremendous lesson... He wants to get on with his life."

ASU suspended Durant indefinitely after his arrest.

The linebacker is a junior-college transfer.

 The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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