According to the Associated Press, Prince George’s County prosecutors are dropping charges against Maryland running back Wes Brown. The charges were stemming from an incident earlier this month in which Brown was accused of assaulting a police officer and using someone else’s cell phone to record the conversation with police.
Brown had a preliminary hearing set for this coming Wednesday. Spokesman John Erzen told the Associated Press that the evidence cleared Brown of any wrong-doing since Brown didn’t actually steal the phone as he gave the owner collateral. Erzen also said that Brown didn’t record the conversation.
The Good Counsel product is still a person of interest in a non-fatal shooting in Baltimore last month. Brown remains suspended indefinitely from the Maryland football team as a result of these two incidents.
Obviously this is a step in the right direction for Brown. However, he still could be in a significant amount of trouble depending on how this Baltimore shooting situation shakes out. There is currently on timetable on when we will find out more information about that situation.
We will have more information as the story progresses.