No criminal charges to be filed for player push

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Associated Press

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 7:33 AM

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho prosecutors in Pocatello have decided not to file criminal charges against Idaho State football coach Mike Kramer after a player complained that the coach shoved him to the turf during practice.

City Attorney Dean Tranmer called it a difficult decision but said investigators didn't believe Kramer had any intention of harming wide receiver Derek Graves or committing a criminal act.

Tranmer says another factor was the 11 days that elapsed between when Graves was pushed on Oct. 3 and when he filed the police complaint. Another concern was that he released videotape of the altercation to ESPN.

Graves hasn't played since late September and was suspended indefinitely last week for an unspecified violation of team rules.

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