CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Carolina Panthers linebacker Jon Beason will not be prosecuted for assault, prosecutors announced Friday, saying there wasn't enough evidence to support a Huntersville man's allegation that Beason punched him in a Charlotte strip club last month.
Beason was arrested after Gregory C. Frye, 29, persuaded a Mecklenburg magistrate to issue a warrant, saying the linebacker punched him in the face at Uptown Cabaret in mid-November. Frye reported the incident to police on Nov. 16, but officers said then that there wasn't enough evidence to charge Beason.
A day after Beason was arrested on Nov. 30, Frye sued Beason for damages in excess of $10,000. That lawsuit is still pending.
Mecklenburg Assistant District Attorney Bruce Lillie outlined in a one-page statement why the charge against the 24-year-old football player was thrown out.
"Other than Mr. Frye's statement, police were not able to obtain evidence that Mr. Beason was the assailant," Lillie wrote.
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