No charges filed against arrested LSU players

Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas, Maquedius Bain have all been reinstated to the LSU football team.

Three LSU football players, including quarterback Anthony Jennings, will not face charges stemming from their arrest earlier this summer, East Baton Rouge district attorney Hillar Moore announced Friday.

Jennings, defensive end Maquedius Bain and defensive back Dwayne Thomas were arrested earlier this summer on charges of unlawful entry of an inhabited dwelling. Thomas was also arrested on a count of simple burglary, but all have been cleared of the charges.

Moore indicated the alleged victim, an LSU student, did not wish to pursue charges against the three football players.

"This decision is based upon the request of the victim that no charges be filed and inconsistent and contradictory statements provided," Moore said in a statement obtained by The Advocate. "Although the conduct of these students is unacceptable, it is not one, based on the facts, that warrants prosecution, although their actions could have subjected them to such."

The three were indefinitely suspended following their arrest, but Les Miles reinstated the them after Moore's decision to not file charges. They will report for fall camp Wednesday but will continue to undergo in-house discipline, according to LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette.

LSU coach Les Miles said earlier this week he'd follow Moore's schedule in regards to the legal process. Miles maintained confidence over the last month that the three would see a positive outcome in this ordeal.

Jennings, Bain and Thomas were arrested in June after entering an on-campus apartment attempting to retrieve items that had allegedly been stolen from Jennings. The three players have not been able to participate in the team's offseason workouts.

The legal process has now been resolved though, and the three players can begin looking forward to the season.

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