Weapons charge against LSU WR Malik Nabers reportedly dropped

The weapons charge against rising junior LSU receiver Malik Nabers — who was arrested on Bourbon Street on Monday night for possessing a firearm without a permit — has been dropped according to court records obtained by The Advocate’s Wilson Alexander.

Prosecutors will not pursue the charge of illegally carrying a weapon, a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum sentence of six months and a fine of up to $500 in the state of Louisiana, under the condition that Nabers’ gun is not returned to him, court records showed.

The 19-year-old from Youngsville, Louisiana, was arrested around 7:30 on Monday night and booked into the Orleans Parish jail early Tuesday morning. He was released on his own recognizance later that morning.

Nabers led LSU’s receivers as a sophomore in 2022 with 1,017 yards — which ranked second in the SEC — on 72 catches. His three receiving touchdowns were also the third-most on the team last fall.

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