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NFLer Won't Face Felony Charges

2/1/2011 7:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Everson Griffen -- the NFL star who was tased by police last night after allegedly assaulting a cop -- won't face felony charges over the incident, but could still face lesser charges down the road.

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Griffen was pulled over around 4:00 PM yesterday near the campus of USC and he failed to produce ID. We're told Griffen tried to take off on foot and allegedly assaulted an officer in the process.

The case has now been referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office for misdemeanor consideration.

According to the charge evaluation worksheet -- after cops tasered Griffin twice, he then reached up and grabbed the cop in the "crotch and squeezed." Seeing as Griffin didn't have a criminal history and there was "absence of injury," the case was referred to the City Attorney for misdemeanor consideration.

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Mike    

#11. George Clooney...what's up with that? You got a crush on (the real) George Clooney? And speaking of dripping...I but you're a/s/s is drippin right now from using that Boy Butter.

1327 days ago
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Wayniac917    

god bless our judicial system and the joke it has become

1327 days ago
18.

bobo    

#16, "stun guns" do not actually stun you, they also have a timer and shut off after 5 seconds unless the cop keeps pressing the trigger. It just causes all you muscles to tighten up at once. After the juice lets off, you can immediately move again, you are not stunned, it does not knock you out and someone can't stun you and you wake up 3 hours later in someone's basement like in the movies. It is not like a Star Trek phaser. All it does, is while the electricty is flowing for those 5 secs., is it prevents your muscles from moving, after the current ends, you can move (and fight) like normal. That is why cops sometimes have to tase someone 4 or 5 times, until the guy finaly gives up and stops.

1327 days ago
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Mansworld    

SO IF HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING,WHY RUN,WHEN YOU RUN IT MEANS SOMETHING IS WRONG AND THEN YOU ASSAULT A COP AND YOU ARE STILL ON THE STREET,WOW I DON'T GET ITMWHAT A MORON

1327 days ago
20.

ViQueen    

When did this back-up become an "NFL Star"

1326 days ago
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abnmgmxc    

should give cops a harder beating since there will be no felony charge....lol

1326 days ago
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dcnashinsc    

The article says he was tazed and then grabbed the cop on his way down. When you are tazed you loose control of your muscles. Any movement is involuntary. He could not have assaulted the officer. And how close was the officer. A tazer is on a teather. He must have been right up on him.

1326 days ago
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