Epps had been suspended from the team since Oct. 26, after he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend.
On Friday, the Whitman County prosecutor’s office declined to file charges against Epps on account of a lack of evidence. Despite the news, Vandals head coach Paul Petrino still elected to dismiss Epps on Monday.
This is not the first time that Epps has been dismissed from the program. The senior pled guilty to a DUI in June 2014 and was dismissed from the team a month later after receiving a misdemeanor theft charge.
Epps didn’t play last season, but was reinstated with the Vandals this past spring. In June, he was charged with driving-related misdemeanors, and in August, Epps and teammates were involved in the theft of $285 of merchandise from the campus bookstore.
He was suspended for the Vandals’ 59–9 loss at USC on Sept. 12.
Before his most recent suspension, Epps had recorded a team-high 61 catches for 762 yards and two touchdowns in 2015.
Idaho is 3–6 this season.
- Kayla Lombardo