Prosecutors have asked to drop the criminal case against Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office confirmed Tuesday.
Jeudy, 23, was arrested May 12 on a misdemeanor second-degree criminal tampering charge that included a domestic violence sentence enhancer after a domestic dispute with the mother of his 1-month-old child.
Jeudy had been scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon but prosecutors also asked to cancel that hearing, said Eric Ross, spokesman for the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Court records about the dismissal were not immediately available Tuesday and it was not immediately clear why prosecutors sought to drop the case.
The victim had previously said in court she never felt threatened during the domestic dispute and asked that the case be dismissed, saying she made contact with authorities only to “monitor the situation.” The pair were in an ongoing relationship.
Victim asks judge to dismiss criminal case against Denver Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy
Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy arrested in Arapahoe County in connection with domestic dispute
Authorities were called to the dispute after the woman reported she wanted to leave a residence, but Jeudy allegedly had withheld her wallet, a child car seat and the child’s paperwork. All of it was locked in a vehicle.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown previously said “there was no physical contact” during the altercation, and that the domestic violence enhancer was included in the case because it dealt with withholding property as a means of coercion.
Jeudy’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday. He previously said it was “extreme” that his client spent a night in jail for an incident that did not involve violence or threats of violence.
This is a developing story and will be updated.