USCFootball.com has learned through multiple sources that sophomore linebacker Levi Jones has been dismissed from the football program. A USC spokesperson declined to officially comment on the situation on Tuesday and said to ask head coach Clay Helton after Tuesday's practice.
It also appears that Jones got into a little trouble earlier in the year. An arrest record with the Pasadena Police Department matching Jones' name, age and birthday shows an arrest made early morning on July 8th for a misdemeanor crime with a bail of $250. A public information officer with the Pasadena Police Department confirmed the arrest, which took place at 5:16 a.m. in South Pasadena, and stated it was for public intoxication. Jones was released just before noon on the same day.
Jones, the son of former NFL linebacker and Super Bowl champion Robert Jones, saw action in 10 games as a true freshman (15 total tackles) and has played in eight games this season with 13 tackles and three tackles for a loss. Jones did not play in the Oregon State win and was not seen on the sidelines during USC's 15-14 loss to Cal on Saturday. Jones is also the brother of NFL wide receiver Cayleb Jones (Vikings) and Zay Jones, a second-round pick with the Buffalo Bills.