Homicide charge against former IU running back Patrick dismissed

A homicide charge against former Indiana running back Camion Patrick has been dismissed, his attorney confirmed Wednesday.

Patrick, charged in connection with the July 25 stabbing death of 18-year-old Caleb Radford in his home state of Tennessee, was released from the Blount County jail on Tuesday night.

According to a report from The Daily Times in Blount County, Judge William R. Brewer Jr. said prosecutors failed to show probable cause that Patrick was involved in the death of Radford.

Three other suspects in the case, including Patrick’s brother, Isaiah Wright, remain at the Blount County jail. The Daily Times reported that charges against the three suspects “will proceed to a grand jury to determine if indictments should follow.”

Kevin W. Shepherd, who handled Patrick’s case along with partner Chris Poulopoulos, said the former Hoosier is hoping to return to IU to finish his degree.

Patrick, 23, was suspended from the university after his arrest on Sept. 13, which is standard procedure for students charged with a serious felony.

An IU spokesperson did not immediately respond to a question clarifying whether Patrick would be allowed to re-enroll.

“He wants to finish his degree,” Shepherd told The Herald-Times. “This was his last semester there in Indiana. He would’ve graduated in December had this not happened. His goal is to hopefully return to school, get his degree and pick up and go from there.”

Patrick and Wright were football standouts featured in the Netflix documentary “Last Chance U.” Patrick, who joined IU’s program in 2015, was once declared “the best player on the football team,” by former Indiana coach Kevin Wilson.

Injuries, however, derailed his playing career. He appeared in 10 games for IU during the 2016 season, catching one touchdown pass and running for another score.

On July 24, Indiana announced that Patrick had been granted a medical hardship waiver, which ended his playing career but allowed him to remain at IU on scholarship.