It was reported that Baton Rouge's DA expected the charges against the three LSU football players arrested for an incident at an off-campus apartment to go away earlier this week, and today the charges were officially dropped.
Moore issued the following statement: (via The Advocate)
"This decision is based upon the request of the victim that no charges be filed and inconsistent and contradictory statement provided," Moore wrote in a statement released to the media. "Although the conduct of these students in this situation is unacceptable, it is not one, based on the facts, that warrants prosecution, although their actions could have subjected them to such."
The three players were suspended for their actions, and I would imagine the dropping of the charges opens the door for a return to the team with training camp beginning next week. Whether there will be additional running or missed game time is something we probably won't know until the games actually start.
This isn't that much of a surprise -- the alleged unlawful entry was more of a "college kids doing stupid things" situation than a violent altercation. Witnesses couldn't seem to decide how many players were involved, and reports suggested the players were retrieving items stolen from themselves in the first place.
In the end, changes are Anthony Jennings will be resuming the quarterback competition with Brandon Harris through camp, Dwayne Thomas will be back at work in the defensive backfield, while Bain will rejoin the defensive line rotation.
But no more trips to Tigerland team.
UPDATE: And just like that...
As expected, #LSU has lifted the suspensions of the 3 football players who had their charges dropped today, Michael Bonnette confirms.— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) July 31, 2015