Marshall WR Evans reinstated after charges dropped

HUNTINGTON, WV (AP) - Reinstated Marshall wide receiver Troy Evans says he harbors no hard feelings now that prosecutors have dropped all charges in a case against him.

Coach Doc Holliday reinstated Evans for tomorrow's home game against Southern Mississippi after the announcement today by the Cabell County prosecutor's office.

The 21-year-old Evans was charged Aug. 30 with four armed robberies near the Huntington campus. He also was charged with wanton endangerment.

Prosecutor Chris Chiles says the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence and the fact that Evans' alibi was corroborated by seven people.

WSAZ-TV reports Evans said at a news conference he's just happy to get his life back together and he doesn't think he'll miss a beat.

Evans caught 21 passes for 225 yards and three touchdowns last season. He also was the team's leading punt and kick returner. He missed last Sunday's 34-13 loss at West Virginia.