Thursday, December 15, 2011

Julian Edelman won't be going to jail, charges dropped

Patriots' wide receiver/kick returner/new defensive back Julian Edelman was arrested (mug shot on the right) back on November 1st and charged with "indecent assault and battery" for allegedly groping a women during a Halloween party at Storyville night club (the place that used to be called Saint but is now something else even though it is exactly the same) on Exeter St. in the Back Bay.  Today the charges were dropped, and the Suffolk County DA's office issued this statement:

 "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."

So maybe he did it and there just weren't any witnesses.  Maybe he didn't and the women was just trying to capitalize on his fame (although that seems unlikely, I mean it's Julian Edelman, not Tom Brady).  My guess is there was probably a lot of alcohol consumed by both parties, he did something inappropriate, and when she realized who he was it became a big deal.  I guess we'll never know for sure, but the guy who in recent weeks may have become the best DB New England has will keep playing football.  Hopefully my mom won't be offended by this.

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