LSU QB Anthony Jennings, 2 other football players reinstated after DA drops charges

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Three LSU football players including quarterback Anthony Jennings were reinstated to the team, according to a tweet by LSU Sports Information Director Michael Bonnette. In another tweet he reported that Miles said they will report to camp Wednesday, but "will continue to undergo in-house discipline."

This comes after no formal charges were filed against the players for allegedly going into a house without permission in June.

"Understand that LSU football will impose whatever type of discipline that they believe is appropriate," said District Attorney Hillar Moore. "For this case, under these facts and given the background of these individuals, which in my opinion is none that I have no evidence of any, I think this is appropriate."

Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain were arrested on June 18, 2015 and initially charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Thomas was also charged with simple burglary.

According to the District Attorney, the decision to not formally file charges against the trio is based upon the request of the victim and because inconsistent and contradictory statements provided to police.

"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," said Moore.

The three players were accused of barging their way into an apartment on campus and taking back items that they claimed were stolen from Jennings, including a laptop.

Jennings had filed a report with the LSU Police days earlier on June 10, saying that someone had stolen his laptop, PlayStation 4 and three pairs of shoes from his apartment. However, things escalated when the trio apparently tried to get his stuff back themselves.

"I think the actions that these young men took were ill-advised and ones that you would not want to see your own child take," said Moore. "It's not unusual that we have situations like this on college campuses, and as I mentioned the day before, were it not for these particular students wearing helmets or some other type of individual that comes into contact with the media, this case probably would have been handled much quicker and a lot faster."

The players had been suspended from the football team after their arrest.

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