A judge on Thursday dismissed the marijuana possession charge filed against former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
Four USU athletes, including Love, were cited for the misdemeanor last month after Logan police responded to a complaint at a housing complex near the campus.
They all received a spot drug test, which revealed marijuana was in their system. All four athletes were released at the scene.
Love’s attorney, Skye Lazaro, maintained at the time that Love was innocent and felt confident he would be exonerated.
Deputy Cache County Attorney Jacob Gordon requested that the charge be dropped in a motion filed earlier this week. He told The Salt Lake Tribune Thursday that while he believed there was probable cause to arrest and cite Love, he wasn’t confident in taking the case to trial.
“I didn’t feel that there was enough evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that possession of marijuana had occurred," he said.
Love declared for the 2020 NFL draft in December and left the Aggies after three seasons. His sophomore season was his best as he set five single-season school records, including touchdown passes (32) and passing yards (3,567).
Love finished his USU career with three overall school records: 9,003 yards of total offense, 12 games with 300 or more passing yards and four completions of at least 80 yards.
Former Aggies running back Gerold Bright and sophomore wide receiver Sean Carter’s marijuana possession charges were also dismissed.
Track athlete Elani Rice was initially cited for marijuana possession and for purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol while under 21. Prosecutors declined to file charges for marijuana possession, but she still faces a class B misdemeanor charge related to underage drinking. She pleaded not guilty to the offense Jan. 14.