UCLA is off to a good start to the season, but they have been doing so without one key player on the defensive side of the football. Defensive back Ishmael Adams was suspended by the program on September 1 following his arrest for alleged robbery. On Monday Adams received some relatively good news regarding his legal battle after Los Angeles District Attorney’s office opted to forgo felony charges and referred the case for misdemeanor filing consideration. The Orange County Register reported the updated legal news Monday.
Adams was originally arrested on a robbery charge and was sent to jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. The original reports tied Adams to a forced entry to take a cell phone from an Uber driver, which led to the felony charge possibility. UCLA indefinitely suspended Adams as a result while the legal process unfolded, which is customary for players at any school when legal issues enter the picture. Adams remains suspended from the program and no status change with the Bruins is expected until after this legal issue is taken care of first.
Adams is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.
UCLA plays at Arizona this weekend in a key Pac-12 South Division battle.