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Assault Charges Against Jets’ Mauldin Dropped

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The Jets got a bit of good news yesterday when they learned that charges against outside linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin have been dropped.

Mauldin was facing charges for assault when a Queens club-goer claimed he was assaulted by the linebacker after spilling champagne on him during an evening out this off-season.  He took to twitter to thank those who backed him, and he is now looking forward to getting back to football.

In place of Mauldin, the Jets have used multiple linebackers in his spot, including Josh Martin, David Bass and Freddie Bishop with varying degrees of success.

Exactly where Mauldin is in terms of his recovery from a back injury that has kept him out all season is an unknown.  The team has said very little about the third-year player since he was placed on short-term IR at the outset of the season.

This Article Was Written By Glenn Naughton

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Glenn was Born in the Bronx, New York and has followed the Jets religiously despite being stationed in several different countries and time zones around the world. He now resides in England and has been a JetNation member since 2005. Glenn will bleed green with the rest of us through the highs and lows.