Charges not filed against Shannon Brooks.

Although Shannon Brooks attended Tuesday’s practice, he did not participate.

Jack Warrick

Gophers running back Shannon Brooks was released from jail Monday after being arrested for an alleged domestic assault against his male roommate on Sunday night. Neither Brooks or his roommate suffered any injuries. The Minneapolis Attorney’s office has declined to press charges.

Head coach P.J. Fleck said Brooks was at practice but did not participate on Tuesday. Fleck said Brooks’ “status is evolving each day” as more information comes in. Brooks, a Georgia native, was medically cleared to play on Saturday against Nebraska after taking over eight months off due to leg surgery he needed after suffering a non-contact injury in spring practice.

Brooks was expected to see considerable action this year as new NCAA rules allow for a player to play four games and still retain a red shirt season of eligibility. In the past, playing in one game could take a year of eligibility from a player.

Fleck said he was waiting on investigators to collect more information on Brooks’ situation before making decisions about his status on the team.

“I’m not going to do anything until all the information is in and then we can make a decision,” Fleck said.