DA reviewing charges against LSU players
BATON ROUGE - The district attorney for East Baton Rouge Parish said he is reviewing charges filed against three LSU football players accusing them of breaking into an campus apartment.
DA Hillar Moore said he is following a request to review the charges from the attorneys representing Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain.
Authorities arrested the three in June and accused them of breaking into rooms at LSU's West Campus Apartment to search for items Jennings said were stolen from him. Arrest documents said the group entered several units at the apartments, and one person told investigators they felt intimidated by the players and a larger group which gathered with them. Police also said the players damaged doors and forced their way into one room while they were at the apartments.
Investigators charged Jennings and Bain with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. Thomas faces the same charge along with one count of simple burglary.
On Wednesday, Hillar Moore said if the people involved hadn't been football players the case might have been resolved already.
"Our goal is to not try to put everyone in jail or to prosecute everyone," Moore said. "Our goal is to try to help and educate folks, and make better decisions."
All three players are suspended from the football team while the legal case is pending. Head football coach Les Miles said the three would cooperate fully with investigators.