BREAKING: Troy Evans Reinstated on MU Football Team; Armed Robbery Charges Dropped

Compiled From a Provided Press Release; Edited by HNN

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – Huntington Police have confirmed the alibi of Marshall University football player Troy Evans, according to a prepared release by Cabell County Prosecutor Chris Chiles. Seven individuals corroborated that Evans was not at the locations of the series of armed robberies. As a result, the charges against him have been dropped.

Chiles release indicated that the Herd player had not been completely truthful with police during initial interviews concerning his location.

“It is unfortunate that these seven witnesses waited so long to come forward with this alibi evidence and that Mr. Evans was not totally honest initially when speaking with the police," the news release states.

The release indicated that the victims could not positively identify Evans as the suspect.

As a result, Marshall Athletic Director Mike Hamrick reinstated Evans.

“Coach (Doc) Holliday and I are extremely pleased for Troy that the charges have been dropped and he is innocent. He has been reinstated to the program immediately,” Hamrick said in a prepared release.

Football coach Doc Holliday indicated that Evans would dress but not play in the Saturday afternoon contest.

The series of armed robberies occurred August 28 on Sixth Avenue. The cases remain open for HPD investigation.

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