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Three arrested Bruins released from UCLA LOIs

Three members of UCLA’s 2010 recruiting arrested last month have now been released from their Letters of Intent and are free to move about the country, the Los Angeles Times is reporting.

Paul Richardson, Shaquille Richardson and Joshua Shirley were charged on June 23 with felony theft after allegedly stealing a woman’s purse.

At the time of their quasi-dismissal from the program, head coach Rick Neuheisel left the door open for the trio to return to the school for the winter quarter.  While that’s still a possibility, the LOI release means they are free to re-open their recruitment and sign with any school they so choose.

All three would also be eligible to play immediately.

Shirley (LB) and Paul Richardson (WR) were four-star recruits, while Shaquille Richardson (DB) was a three-star.

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5 Responses to “Three arrested Bruins released from UCLA LOIs”
  1. SoFlaTrojan says: Jul 14, 2010 2:06 PM

    The lack of comments suggests nobody cares about bRuin football.

  2. Florida727 says: Jul 14, 2010 2:38 PM

    Being released from their Letters of Intent is code for “bye-bye free college education”. Now, as long as no idiot actually picks them up, they’ll have discovered what the REAL price is you have to pay for being stupid.

  3. blitz4848 says: Jul 14, 2010 3:31 PM

    The truth be known–many bloggers don’t know what to say when a school does the RIGHT thing. Most on here are quick to find fault but slow to praise! Unfortunately there’s no doubt someone will give these kids a chance since they are quality players albeit with very little character.
    Cameron Newton, qb @ Auburn, is a perfect example of how many schools only care about how good a player is rather than what kind of person they are.

  4. B-A-Fan says: Jul 14, 2010 3:36 PM

    Those three don’t really care about college. They have already chosen their career path. The sooner the college sports world starts cracking down on these “atheletes” and enforcing a higher standard, the sooner the college sports experience will start looking lke what it is intended to be. Not a farm league for the pros !
    Right on Florida727!

  5. Pair of Huskies leave Washington’s pack | CollegeFootballTalk says: Jul 2, 2014 3:41 PM

    […] Shirley initially signed with UCLA out of high school but he never saw a down on the field. He was dismissed by UCLA in the summer of 2010 following a charge for suspicion of felony theft. It did not take long before Shirley found a […]

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