Suspended WR Dunkley resolves legal issues
TAMPA -- Wide receiver Chris Dunkley, suspended from USF's football team since his arrest in September, has completed a pre-trial intervention program, so he will no longer face prosecution on the misdemeanor charge of domestic violence battery.
USF coach Willie Taggart said through a team spokesman that Dunkley's status with the team remains unchanged, suggesting he has more to do to return to the Bulls' roster. He has not participated in team activities since his initial suspension Oct. 1. If reinstated, he would have two years of remaining eligibility with the Bulls.
Dunkley, 22, who transferred to USF after one year at Florida, had four catches for 93 yards before his suspension, including a 52-yard touchdown in the Bulls' come-from-behind win at Nevada. His intervention program as a first-time offender required at least six months of intervention counseling and 12 months of supervision, but that can be amended if other requirements have been met.
Upon completion of his program, Dunkley's case was updated May 17 to show an agreement to "nolle prosse" (not prosecute) the case.