Charges dropped against Patriots' Edelman

The case against New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has been dropped by the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

“After a thorough investigation of this case by the Boston Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit … the Commonwealth has concluded that it would not be able to meet its burden at trial of proving each of the elements of indecent assault and battery beyond a reasonable doubt,” prosecutors wrote in a nolle prosequi – a legal document withdrawing prosecution – filed in court this morning, well in advance of Edelman’s first scheduled court date on Jan. 10.

Edelman had been arrested on Nov. 1 over an alleged nightclub incident in which a woman accused him of groping her. He was charged with indecent assault and battery.

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