EL PASO, Texas (AP) -A pair of Texas-El Paso football players arrested last month after a brawl outside a nightclub will not face felony charges.
Receiver Tufick Shadrawy and linebacker Brian Wilkins, 20-year-old sophomores, had been accused of assault. Shadrawy was also accused of trying to take a weapon from a law enforcement officer.
Both were arrested along with three other players and several other people after an altercation outside a downtown El Paso club in July.
``After a complete review of the evidence in this case, my office will not pursue felony charges against those arrested,'' District Attorney Jaime Esparza said Wednesday. ``However, there are misdemeanor charges pending.''
Shadrawy now faces misdemeanor charges of interference with public duties and resisting arrest. Wilkins remains accused of resisting arrest.
Misdemeanor charges against linebacker Isaiah Carter and defensive Back Brandon Thigpen, both 17-year-old freshmen, and 20-year-old sophomore defensive back Damon Cromartie are being handled in municipal court, said Esparza's spokeswoman, Renee Railey.
UTEP coach Mike Price said last month that Carter, Thigpen and Cromartie were on probation and ``on very thin ice right now.''
Price suspended Shadrawy and Wilkins indefinitely.
Miners' spokesman Jeff Darby said Wednesday that Price would not discuss the players' futures until Thursday.

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