Second assault trial for Henry ends with charge dropped

Updated: July 14, 2008, 4:03 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- A second assault trial for former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has ended abruptly with prosecutors dropping the last remaining charge against him.

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Henry was accused of punching a University of Cincinnati student in March and of breaking his car window with a beer bottle.

The first trial ended earlier this month when a jury could not reach a verdict on an assault charge against Henry and the judge dismissed another misdemeanor count, a charge of criminal damaging.

On Monday, prosecutors dropped the assault charge after a judge ruled against them on several motions just before the retrial was to begin.

The Bengals cut Henry after his April arrest, his fifth since joining the team in 2005. Henry remains under suspension by the National Football League.

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