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Prosecutors won't pursue charges against LSU star Malik Nabers after New Orleans arrest
NEW ORLEANS - LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers was arrested in the French Quarter Monday night after an officer spotted a handgun in his pocket, though the state does not intend to prosecute the case against the college football star.
Arrest records say Nabers, 19, was among the Mardi Gras revelers on Bourbon Street when an NOPD officer saw what appeared to be a weapon in Nabers' pocket. Nabers reportedly admitted that he had no concealed carry permit after the officer stopped him and patted him down.
Nabers was booked Monday night for illegal carrying of a weapon. He was out of jail by Tuesday afternoon.
In the city's end of Mardi Gras press conference last night, New Orleans police said a 156 guns were confiscated around the parade routes.
"The chief mentioned the guns that were taken off the street. That's something that we should all, not only be proud of, but continue to focus on getting guns off the street which we are," New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell said.
On Wednesday, Orleans Parish court records showed the state is refusing the charges against Nabers under the condition that his gun is not returned to him.
However, WBRZ learned Wednesday that 15 people, including Nabers, had their illegal weapons cases thrown out on Fat Tuesday.
WBRZ reached out to LSU Athletics on Tuesday for comment on the situation. The department said only that it was still gathering information on the situation at that time.
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