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UCLA CB Ishmael Adams charged with one count of misdemeanor battery

UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams was charged with one count of misdemeanor battery Monday stemming from an August confrontation with an Uber driver, according to Los Angeles city attorney spokesman Rob Wilcox.

Adams, a first-team All-Pac 12 selection in 2014 at cornerback, was suspended for three games as a result of the incident and will not face further discipline following the misdemeanor charge, according to UCLA spokesman Josh Rupprecht.

Adams was arrested for robbery on Aug. 30, after he allegedly used force to take a cell phone from an Uber driver. Wilcox declined comment when asked to explain the process that led to the city attorney's decision to file the battery charge.

UCLA ended Adams' indefinite suspension when the Los Angeles County District Attorney decided not to file felony charges.

"We feel as a program that he's missed a quarter of his season, and he's shown remorse for the actions that he's taken. He has accepted responsibility," UCLA coach Jim Mora said Sept. 22. "He's accepted the consequences. He's apologized profusely to his team, his teammates, this staff, and he's come back with a great attitude, and so we're going to move forward that way.

"If things change, we'll adjust. So we feel like given the circumstances and the fact that he has served quite a significant penalty -- missed a quarter of his season -- we're going to reinstate him."

Adams will be arraigned Nov. 16 at the LAX Courthouse.

In three starts since his return, Adams has recorded eight tackles, two tackles for loss and an interception. He has returned three kickoffs for 55 yards.

UCLA (4-2, 1-2 Pac-12) hosts California (5-1, 2-1) on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).


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