Complaint against Thurman withdrawn
BY MARK CURNUTTE | MCURNUTTE@ENQUIRER.COM
A pre-warrant hearing application involving Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman scheduled for Friday morning has been canceled.
The two Monticello, Ga., men who made the complaint against Thurman withdrew it late today, David Martin, Thurman’s lawyer, told The Enquirer.
“It’s unfortunate it got to this point,” Martin said.
Asked if Thurman were relieved, Martin said, “Of course.”
No criminal charges were ever filed.
Thurman was scheduled to appear at 11 a.m. in Jasper County, Ga., Magistrate Court.
Two men alleged in the complaint that Thurman had committed acts of criminal trespass, aggravated assault and pointing a gun in the early-morning hours Sunday at a house party in Monticello.
Thurman, under suspension for one season by the NFL for three violations of its substance-abuse policy, is a Monticello native. Monticello is the government seat of Jasper County.
Safara Lawson, Thurman’s Atlanta-based agent, told The Enquirer that the linebacker already has applied for reinstatement and expects to hear from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in July.