Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard was arrested on Dec. 29 and charged with domestic battery. On Thursday morning, attorney Amber Wilson confirmed the charge has been dropped.
Howard was accused of getting physical with his fiancée during an argument. Per the police report (via ESPN) he allegedly “pushed her against the mirrored glass wall in the hall of their bedroom, causing her to fall and land on his medical assistant walking crutch.”
Due to the nature of the alleged incident, the NFL may still issue discipline if it determines Howard violated the league’s personal conduct policy.
The Dolphins signed Howard to a record-breaking contract extension just last May. He finished the season on injured reserve after suffering a knee injury.