PITTSBURGH (AP) -A judge dismissed an assault charge against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Deshea Townsend after witnesses said he wasn't involved in a fight at a nightclub in March.
``There were six witnesses, and four said he wasn't involved in the fight and two said they weren't sure who was involved in it,'' Townsend's attorney, Robert DelGreco, told The Associated Press on Monday. ``Deshea said from the beginning that he was not involved in this fight, and he wasn't.''
After hearing from the witnesses, Pittsburgh District Judge Cathleen Bubash dismissed a simple assault charge against Townsend at the end of a preliminary hearing Monday.
The judge also delayed a preliminary hearing for Townsend's friend, Raymond Burgess, 27, of Pittsburgh, who was also charged in the fight.
Townsend was charged after a man complained that the football player and another man punched him in the face at Margarita Mama's, a nightclub on the city's South Side, early on March 2.
Burgess contended the alleged victim lunged at him first and said security guards broke up the fight while Townsend was in another part of the bar.
If Burgess completes anger management classes by that time, a simple assault charge with be dismissed and Burgess will plead guilty to a summary charge of harassment, DelGreco said. The charge would carry a small fine and up to 90 days in jail.

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Saints Pick Will it be a great offense or a great defense that stands tall when the New Orleans Saints host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at 1PM...
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Bills Pick With LeSean McCoy banged up, is the under the play on Sunday when the Bills host the Patriots at 1:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Redskins vs. Bengals Pick The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals meet up in London this Sunday at 9:30AM ET. Will the two put on a...
Thumbnail Jaguars vs. Titans Picks With Blake Bortles struggling, will the Jaguars and Titans play under the total for bettors on Thursday night this week?
Thumbnail NFL Week 8 Las Vegas Odds How does Las Vegas oddsmakers view Week 8's games in the NFL? Let's take a look.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages