Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 12/15/11

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots makes a recpetion against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Patriots WR Julian Edelman will no doubt be breathing a sigh of relief when practice ends. That’s when he’ll likely find out that Suffolk County prosecutors will be dropping the groping charges against him for an incident that occurred on Halloween. This almost certainly means the NFL won’t be suspending him, which is nice for the Patriots. The key part of the decision comes from the release sent out by a Suffolk County DA, stating, “a review of both witness statements and video surveillance has revealed that the Commonwealth would be unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally engaged in a harmful or offensive touching of the complainant…” Here is the official release: Prosecutors Terminate Case of Alleged Nightclub AssaultAfter a comprehensive review of the evidence, Suffolk County prosecutors today terminated the criminal case against JULIAN EDELMAN, arrested outside a downtown nightclub in the early morning hours of Nov. 1. (more…)
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