Garrett Wolfe felony charges dropped

Updated: June 21, 2011, 8:17 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Nearly a month after former Bears running back Garrett Wolfe was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla. for allegedly refusing to pay a bar tab of close to $1,600 at Cameo nightclub, Florida authorities opted not to file felony charges against Wolfe, according to records provided by the Miami-Dade County Clerk.

Wolfe's arraignment was Tuesday morning.

Miami Beach police originally charged Wolfe with disorderly conduct, retail theft, assault of a police officer and resisting an officer with violence during the May 22 incident.

Wolfe still faces a level-one misdemeanor of resisting an officer without violence.

The former Holy Cross high school and Northern Illinois University standout could not be reached for comment, but Wolfe is expected to issue a detailed statement once the matter is completely resolved, according to a source familiar with the case. The source believes the case likely will be settled in approximately 30-60 days.

Selected by the Bears in the third-round of the 2007 NFL draft, Wolfe did not receive a restricted free agent tender from the club before the league wide lockout began on March 12. He will be free to sign with any NFL team once a new collective bargaining agreement is ratified and free agency officially begins.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN 1000.

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Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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