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PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 15: Rey Maualuga #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals huddles with teammates prior to taking the field for their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on November 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Bengals defeated the Steelers 18-12. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
A judge dismissed an assault charge against Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga on Thursday after learning the dispute was settled in mediation. He still faces possible punishment from the NFL under its personal conduct policy. Maualuga was charged with misdemeanor assault after an employee at a downtown bar told police that the middle linebacker punched him in the face on Feb. 5. The case was referred to mediation. Maualuga appeared in Hamilton County Municipal Court on Thursday for an update hearing that lasted less than 2 minutes. Judge Heather S. Russell dismissed the case after prosecutors said neither Maualuga nor the bar employee wanted to pursue the matter. ''Thank you judge,'' Maualuga said, then left the courthouse quickly. He could be punished by the NFL for getting in trouble a second time. The league fined him two game checks and made him forfeit a two-week share of his signing bonus in 2010 after he pleaded guilty to drunken driving. Police in northern Ken...
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