LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was expected to have a felony charge of second degree battery reduced to misdemeanor simple battery on Monday, East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney Hillar Moore told USA Today.
Mills, 20, was indefinitely suspended in June after his arrest.
LSU coach Les Miles has reinstated suspended players to the team in the past after a felony charge was reduced to a misdemeanor. That includes former quarterback Jordan Jefferson in 2011.
Mills, a junior, started the 2012 and '13 seasons at cornerback. He was arrested on June 10 by Baton Rouge police on a second degree battery charge for allegedly punching a woman in the mouth on May 4 at his apartment complex near LSU. He was later released on $10,000 bail.
Witnesses said another woman, not Mills, hit the victim, according to Mills' attorney Brent Stockstill.
Mills was expected to start at safety this season.