Police: Not enough to prove claim

Updated: December 3, 2009, 6:32 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Police said Thursday there is not enough evidence to prove a bar patron's claim that San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie hit him in the head with a champagne bottle hours after the team's victory at Denver.

Monica Munoz, spokeswoman for the San Diego Police Department, said the case will not be sent to the City Attorney's Office for potential prosecution because the investigation found there was not enough evidence to prove a crime occurred.

She said the case has been inactivated. If any evidence comes to light that would indicate there was a crime, the case could potentially be reopened, she said.

Cromartie had been under investigation for assault with a deadly weapon.

Detective Gary Hassen said a witness claimed Cromartie threw a champagne bottle but the player said it slipped from his hand.

A man sustained a cut to the back of his head but nobody was hospitalized or arrested early on Nov. 23.


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