HCA: No charges in the Mansel Simmons incident

WSU Athletic Communications

Pullman Police recommended charges, but none will be filed in the fight involving Mansel Simmons.

There was some non-schedule news on Wednesday as Whitman County prosecutor Denis Tracy decided against filing charges against WSU wide receiver Mansel Simmons or Idaho wide receiver Roman Runner.

Police recommended a second-degree assault charge for Runner and a disorderly conduct charge for Simmons after the two were involved in a fight which ultimately left Simmons with facial fractures and a severe concussion. According to Christian Caple's report, Tracy declined to file charges because he determined Runner was acting in self defense.

The decision doesn't come as a major surprise as there were apparently varying witness reports of what happened. Pullman Police recommended charges after a lengthy investigation, but Tracy may have decided whatever evidence there was wasn't enough to win a case. Regardless, the situation resolved from a legal standpoint.


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