UCLA’s Adams won’t face felony charges in alleged cell phone theft


Prosecutors do not plan to file felony charges against UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams over the alleged theft of a cellphone from an Uber driver.

Los Angeles city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says that the district attorney referred the case to his office Monday for possible misdemeanor charges against Adams.

After his Aug. 30 arrest by campus police, Adams was suspended indefinitely by the ninth-ranked Bruins and missed the team’s first two games, both victories. UCLA football spokesman Josh Rupprecht said Monday that the team has no new comment on the developments. 

[UPDATE: According to multiple reports Tuesday morning, Adams has been reinstated to the football team.]

Adams, a redshirt junior, started every game the previous two seasons for the Bruins, making the All-Pac-12 team last season.