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Ex-Texans WR Mathis has assault charges dropped

Updated: March 22, 2008, 1:08 PM ET
Associated Press

ANGLETON, Texas -- Assault charges have been dropped against former Houston Texans receiver Jerome Mathis.

The 24-year-old player was charged last month with assaulting his pregnant 26-year-old common-law wife.

Erica Smith told Brazoria County deputies that Mathis had pushed her onto a bed and started choking her. But Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne said Smith later asked officials to drop the charges. The charges were dropped Thursday, and Yenne says Smith ...

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