Former Bethune-Cookman football player not guilty in shooting

Ladell Pleasure acquitted in February 2015 shooting

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Former Bethune-Cookman University defensive end Ladell Pleasure was found not guilty of charges related to a campus shooting that injured three students.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -  A former Bethune-Cookman University football player has been found not guilty of charges related to a campus gunfight that injured three students.

Jurors on Wednesday acquitted Ladell Pleasure. He was charged with discharging a firearm on school property and principal to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Authorities said Pleasure, a walk-on defensive end, was one of two gunmen who exchanged fire across a school parking lot in February 2015.

A prosecution witness had identified Pleasure, but a defense attorney presented surveillance video, which was not clear enough to identify the shooter, that showed the witness looking away from the shooter.

Pleasure said he plans to go back to school, though not at Bethune-Cookman. He still plans to pursue a career in the National Football League.

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