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BATON ROUGE - The district attorney's office said no formal charges will be filed against LSU football players Anthony Jennings, Dwayne Thomas and Maquedius Bain.

"The district attorney's office has thoroughly reviewed all of the evidence and documents associated with the arrests... Based on our review, no formal charges will be filed against any of these defendants," Hillar Moore said in a statement Friday afternoon. "This decision is based upon the request of the victim that no charges be filed and inconsistent and contradictory statements provided."

"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."

About an hour after the decision was announced by the D.A., LSU said the three had been reinstated to the football team.  They will report to practice, but they will face punishment from the football program.

The three were arrested in June in connection with what was described as a vigilante investigation into stolen merchandise that belonged to Jennings.


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