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Former USC lineman arrested in domestic violence

February 3, 2012 |  7:21 pm

USC's Derek Simmons

Derek Simmons, a former USC lineman, was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony domestic violence, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials.

Simmons, a reserve lineman for the Trojans who completed his eligibility in 2010, was arrested at 2:20 p.m. after officers were called to the scene in the 700 block of South Carondelet Street, police said.

Simmons allegedly punched a woman, law enforcement sources say.

He was booked at the LAPD’s Rampart Division and was being held on $50,000 bail.


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Photo: Derek Simmons in a 2010 game. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times