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Massachusetts prosecutors on Thursday dropped charges against New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman, who was accused of groping a woman at a nightclub last month, The Boston Globe reported.
Edelman, 25, was arrested after a woman claimed he reached under her Halloween costume and touched her below the waist at a Boston club on Nov. 1.
But prosecutors said they "could not prove these elements with the evidence contained in the surveillance imagery, witness statements, and other sources," leaving them unable to meet the burden of proof necessary to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
"The evidence suggests that he approached a woman on the dance floor and took her hand briefly. Review of the videotape indicates that the physical contact between the two was fleeting ... and did not meet the elements of any crime," prosecutors said in a statement filed in court Thursday.
According to an earlier report by The Globe, Edelman was angrily confronted on the dance floor by a man who was with the woman, and all three were ejected from the club as bouncers sought to control the situation.
When police arrived, Edelman denied the allegations, but was charged with indecent assault and battery.
Edelman, a backup wide receiver and kick returner, also has filled in as a defensive back for New England this season. He has been with the Patriots for three years after being drafted in the seventh round out of Kent State.
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The charges have been dropped against Patriots WR Julian Edelman. He released a statement after the groping allegations disappeared. There’s only one thing left to do. See the surveillance video that led the district attorney to drop the charges. The Herald obtained it today, and it is below:
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...
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.
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The key part of the decision comes...
By Mike McDermottProsecutors in Massachusetts have dropped groping charges filed in November against Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman.
Edelman had been accused of touching a woman inappropriately on a dance floor at a Boston nightclub. Suffolk County prosecutors say they did not find enough evidence to prove an intentional act of indecent assault. The investigation included...
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The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office has dropped the criminal charges against New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman. The DA says he would have a hard time proving the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
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BOSTON—Prosecutors have dropped an indecent assault and battery charge against New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman, saying evidence suggests he just briefly grabbed the hand of a woman who accused him of groping her.
Indecent assault charges against the Patriots' Julian Edelman were dropped Thursday.
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