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USC’s Bru McCoy won’t face domestic violence charges

Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 18, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Bru McCoy (4) is defended by Oregon Ducks cornerback Mykael Wright (2) during the Pac-12 Championship at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Oregon defeated USC 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

University of Southern California wide receiver Bru McCoy, arrested last month in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident, won’t face charges.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s office cited a lack of evidence in deciding to drop the case, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

“We appreciate the careful consideration by both the district attorney’s office and LAPD,” McCoy’s attorney, Michael Goldstein, said in a statement issued to the Times. “We always trusted the process and the right decision was made.”

On July 24, McCoy was arrested on suspicion of “intimate partner violence with injury.” The 21-year-old rising sophomore was released that evening on $50,000 bail.

USC subsequently announced that McCoy was “temporarily removed from team activities.” It was unknown whether he would return to the team with charges no longer pending.

A former high school star at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif., McCoy logged 21 receptions for 236 yards and two touchdowns in six games with the Trojans as a redshirt freshman last year.

USC is due to open the new season Sept. 4 against visiting San Jose State.

–Field Level Media