Battery charge vs. Goodman dropped

Updated: July 30, 2009, 6:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A prosecutor has dropped a felony charge against a Florida State football player who was accused of hurling a chair at a woman during a brawl in the school's student union.

Wide receiver Richard Goodman had been charged with aggravated battery. He was charged six months after the fight when another fight participant accused him of throwing the chair and seriously injuring a female student.

Assistant State Attorney Jon Fuchs filed a court document Thursday saying witnesses named at least four other people as the chair-thrower. Fuchs says no one identified Goodman.

Goodman was among five players suspended for a game last season for the fight with members of a fraternity. Goodman was suspended from the team after his May arrest until the charge was resolved. He was reinstated to the team following the dropping of the charge.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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