ESPN’s Howard Bryant, who was arrested in February and charged with domestic assault, has agreed to six months probation. According to the Republican newspaper, if Bryant successfully completes the probation, “he will have no criminal record of the charges.”
Remember those five witnesses who went to the police station to give statements? No evidence backed those allegations up.
An agreement signed by Eisenberg and prosecutor Jeremy C. Bucci states that a review of the evidence does not support the witness allegations that Bryant struck and choked his wife or inflicted violence on her, although Bryant admits police had probable cause to arrest him. The agreement also expressed Bryant’s regrets that a private matter became public and offered his support for measures to combat domestic violence.
Sounds like all sides made some concessions to make this go away. Even the racist cops angle.
Bryant also apologized for giving the impression that race played a part in the actions of police, although the agreement states that he “believes that racism in any form diminishes all members of a community.”
ESPN’s probably hoping the Matthew Barnaby arrest ends this way, too.
ESPN writer Howard Bryant agrees to probation on domestic assault charge [The Republican]