LSU’s Kavahra Holmes arrested for simple battery

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Kavahra Holmes, who is seen trying tackle wide receiver Odell Beckham during the Tigers' spring game, was arrested on Oct. 22 for simple battery after a dipute on campus.
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU cornerback Kavahra Holmes, who is seen trying tackle wide receiver Odell Beckham during the Tigers' spring game, was arrested on Oct. 22 for simple battery after a dipute on campus.

LSU redshirt freshman cornerback Kavahra Holmes was arrested last week after an early morning fight near Broussard Hall on campus where he shoved two students to the ground, LSU police said Wednesday.

Holmes, 19, was issued a summons for misdemeanor simple battery after one of the individuals sought to press charges after police took him into custody at 3:20 a.m. on Oct. 22, police spokesman Cory Lalonde said.

Police were contacted around 2:51 a.m. in regard to a dispute near The 5, a dining hall on the northwest corner of LSU’s campus, involving Holmes and four other individuals who do not attend the school. At some point, a verbal disagreement took place before Holmes acted, and a third-party witness told police, Lalonde said.

Lalonde said alcohol wasn’t involved, and no punches were thrown.

Holmes, a 6-foot-2, 184-pound native of Breaux Bridge, has played sparingly this season, appearing in only one game — a 59-26 victory against Mississippi State on Oct. 5. — and recorded no stats for the Tigers.

He is the fourth Tigers player to be arrested since February and the second this month. Freshman running back Jeryl Brazil was arrested Oct. 18 for similar misdemeanor simple battery charges related to a dispute at West Campus Apartments.