New Orleans, LA – According to a report by WBRZ’s Michael Cauble, the weapons charge against LSU wide receiver Malik Nabers following Monday’s arrest in New Orleans is set to be dropped as long as he turns in his firearm.
Jail records indicate that Nabers was booked into the Orleans Parish Jail Tuesday morning on a charge of illegally carrying a weapon. He was released shortly thereafter on O.R. (own recognizance). LSU has not released a statement on the matter. Nabers had an impressive season with the Tigers and is now one of college football’s best pass-catchers. Kayshon Boutte was originally supposed to be LSU’s number one receiver last fall, but Nabers took over the role and kept it through the Tigers’ division championship run.
Coach Brian Kelly had praised Nabers’ maturity after the team’s Citrus Bowl victory over Purdue. He ended the season with 1,017 yards and proved to be a reliable weapon on the outside. With the return of quarterbacks Jayden Daniels and Garrett Nussmeier, Nabers is expected to be the true No. 1 receiver heading into his junior campaign. He had three games with over 100 yards in the final four games, including 128 yards in the SEC Championship Game. Though standing at only 6-foot, 195 pounds, Nabers is an exceptional receiver in contested catch opportunities, winning 62% of them during his sophomore year. He is one of the best receivers at making his quarterback look good.