DA Drops Drug, Gun Charges Against Football Players

June 21, 2016

A district attorney in Louisiana has decided to drop all charges against two University of Alabama football players who were arrested in May after police found them with a bag of marijuana and two handguns, one of which was allegedly stolen. The district attorney, Jerry Jones, cited insufficient evidence as his reasoning, but told a local TV station, KNOE, that the players' hard work as athletes was a primary consideration in dropping the charges.

"I want to emphasize once again that the main reason I'm doing this," Jones said, "is that I refuse to ruin the lives of two young men who have spent their adolescence and teenage years, working and sweating, while we were all in the air-conditioning."

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