New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman had a charge of indecent assault and battery dropped by prosecutors on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Edelman was accused of grabbing a woman in her crotch after sliding his hand up her skirt during a party at a Boston nightclub.
Prosecutors decided to drop the charge after determining that Edelman briefly grabbed the woman's hand on the dance floor but did not commit a crime.
Edelman had been arrested on Nov. 1 outside the club. At the time he denied that he had groped the woman.
Edelman is averaging 11.7 yards as a punt returner this season.