Ishmael Adams Reportedly Pleads No Contest to Misdemeanor Battery

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2016

UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams warms up before facing Colorado in the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Boulder, Colo., on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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UCLA defensive back Ishmael Adams reportedly agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor battery in a case stemming from an August confrontation with an Uber driver, per TMZ Sports.   

The plea will reportedly result in three years of probation but won't include any jail time, according to TMZ.

Adams was accused of forcefully robbing an Uber driver of a cellphone after being arrested in Westwood, California, on Aug. 30. The Bruins suspended him indefinitely but reinstated him after felony charges weren't filed in the case. He missed three games.

Adams, who made the All-Pac-12 Conference first team in 2014, started every game for the team in 2013 and 2014 seasons. He started eight games for the Bruins last year, accumulating 35 tackles and two interceptions.

He's been making the adjustment to wide receiver this offseason at the request of head coach Jim Mora. 

“We see a guy that can catch the ball in the flat or, like we talked about the other day, that short-area quickness to make people miss and get vertical in a hurry," Mora told Kyle Bonagura of ESPN.com. "And he’s competitive and he’s tough, and those are traits you like to see offensively.”

It remains unclear if Adams' no-contest plea will result in another suspension, or if it will affect his status with the team in any way before the 2016 season.

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