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Broncos RB Off the Hook in Assault Case

2/25/2010 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Broncos RB Off the Hook in Assault CaseDenver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno will not face charges for allegedly punching a college kid in the face this weekend -- TMZ has learned cops have officially closed the case.

Moreno, a former star at the University of Georgia, was accused of punching an 18-year-old student at a bar in Athens late Saturday night.

But according to a rep from the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the alleged victim does not want to press charges -- and cops have decided there is not enough evidence to pursue a case against Knowshon ... so they've decided to close the case.

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Amy Jaynes    

You might have a problem with your source if they claim to work for Athens County Police Department... Athens, GA is in Clarke county.

1667 days ago
2.

chuckieg    

this week's NBA punk. The NBA needs to keep individual records with:
points
assist
rebounds
felonies
this guy will walk and play to hit some one again. What a PUKE!!!!! The NBA is DEAD

1666 days ago
3.

ryguy    

chuckieg before u bash know wtf u talking about he plays football not basketball you idiot!!!!!

1666 days ago
4.

meks    

This is just like that movie "Big Fan"

1666 days ago
5.

T    

Yet another pro athlete that belongs behind bars walks.

1666 days ago
6.

Spellchamp    

3. chuckieg before u bash know wtf u talking about he plays football not basketball
you idiot!!!!!

Posted at 12:31PM on Feb 25th 2010 by ryguy

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LOL!

I feel ya, Ryguy! The ignorance of the majority of people who post on this site (and others) is incredible!

And what's really scary is they all (most likely all) have the power to vote!

1666 days ago
7.

Spellchamp    

And btw, my comment goes for the TMZ rabble-rousers, as well!

1666 days ago
8.

dr cyclops    

i guess the denver nuggets paid to keep the guy from having him arrested he got season tickets and backstage pass to meet the john denver hee hee heeeeeee

1666 days ago
9.

RIce    

hahaha what a bunch of morons... he plays football.. not basketball.. hahahahah losers posting nonsense and dont even know what they speak of..you idiots

1666 days ago
10.

Ajile    

Amy, it is officially known as Athens-Clarke County, as it is displayed in the article. But that's ok, they only unified 20 years ago, word will get around to you eventually.

Also, here's how the scene went down: The freshman who got face-punched pushed and verbally berated a female at the bar (he was pretty drunk). I don't know if Knowshon knew the girl, but he pretty calmly walked over to the guy and laid him out flat. It was pretty entertaining, but I'm guessing that's why he isn't pressing charges. Also, getting assaulted by such a local celebrity is a coveted honor here.

1666 days ago

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