UCLA’s Ishmael Adams avoided felony charges stemming from a robbery arrest on Aug. 30 this year.
The first-team All-Pac-12 cornerback from 2014 was suspended indefinitely following the incident in which he allegedly took a cell phone by force from an Uber driver. After reviewing the evidence from the robbery, the Los Angeles District Attorney couldn’t find evidence to support felony charges.
“We reviewed and found insufficient evidence for felony filings, so we referred it to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s offices for misdemeanor filings review,” said Jane Robison, spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney, via ESPN.com.
Adams, who spent over 48 hours in jail and still faces potential misdemeanor charges, remains suspended at this time.
It will be interesting to see if Adams gets a chance to see the field for UCLA this year. At this time, neither Jim Mora nor anyone else involved in decision-making has made a statement regarding his status since the DA ruled against charging him with a felony.
Before his arrest, he was one of the top players for UCLA (No. 9), with six interceptions the past two seasons for the Bruins.