Charge dropped against Phillip Merling

Updated: November 16, 2010, 11:10 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Prosecutors have dropped a felony aggravated battery charge against Miami Dolphins reserve defensive end Phillip Merling.

The Broward State Attorney's Office charged Merling with attacking his pregnant girlfriend. But it said Tuesday that the woman had moved to her parents' house in South Carolina and authorities have been unable to serve her a subpoena to have her return to Florida to testify against Merling.

A judge wouldn't grant another continuance since ...

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