Though Idaho Vandals leading wide receiver Dezmon Epps is currently suspended from the team due to an alleged domestic violence incident, he will not face any charges. Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Moscow-Pullman Daily News reported the development in the case.
“We cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Whitman County prosecutor Merritt Decker said, “so we declined to file charges at this time.”
Epps was placed on indefinite suspension last month, marking yet another of several off-field issues he has had over the past 18 months. During the summer, he was caught on tape stealing merchandise from an on-campus store. In April 2014, he was busted for DWI and then theft shortly afterward, leading to his dismissal from the team. He was reinstated before the start of spring practices this year.
And yet, Vandals coach Paul Petrino has kept Epps on the team because despite everything, the young man can PLAY. Since arriving in Moscow, he has posted 138 receptions for 1,728 yards and six touchdowns.
Epps has not been reinstated to the team yet, and it wouldn’t exactly be a shock if he was, given recent history, but Campus Sports will update this story as any new information becomes public.
Idaho takes on South Alabama in Mobile today. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
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