No formal charges will be brought against the three LSU football players accused of allegedly going into a house without permission in June.
Quarterback Anthony Jennings, defensive back Dwayne Thomas and defensive lineman Maquedius Bain all were charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling and Thomas was charged with simple burglary.
However, East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore decided not to formally file charges against the three players after the victims requested the charges be dropped. Moore also said the statements provided to police were inconsistent and contradictory.
"Although the conduct of these students in this situation is unacceptable, it is not one, based on the facts, that warrant prosecution. Although their actions could have subjected them to such," Moore said.
All three players were reinstated by coach Les Miles on Friday.
On June 14, Jennings, Thomas and Bain entered an apartment with the intention of retrieving items that were allegedly stolen from Jennings on June 10. The victim’s roommate was in the room at the time of the alleged break in and identified Thomas as leaving the room with a box of shoes and a Sony PlayStation.
The three players were arrested on June 18.
However, on Wednesday, the victim requested the charges be dropped.
LSU coach Les Miles had maintained that he thought the players would be back for fall camp.
Friday’s news from the district attorney is especially beneficial for Jennings, who is competing for the starting quarterback position against Brandon Harris. Jennings started 11 games for the Tigers last fall.
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