Prosecutors have cleared New York Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin of assault in a nightclub beating, sources said.
Mauldin, 25, was accused of pummeling 22-year-old Jean Lopez during a melee at the Highline Ballroom on April 2, according to authorities.
Lopez suffered several broken bones in his face during the scuffle.
Mauldin denied the charges but surrendered in June.
Jets’ Lorenzo Mauldin gets break on nightclub assault allegations
The Manhattan District Attorney never filed paperwork and declined to prosecute him Tuesday.
“Lorenzo Mauldin is completely innocent and has been cleared of all wrongdoing,” said his lawyer Alex Spiro.
Lopez, who is 5-foot-4 and 145 lbs. filed a lawsuit against the 6-foot-4 and 259 lbs. Mauldin, claiming that the assault left him hospitalized and disfigured.
“Once again, the Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance treats those with money and fame differently than the rest of the county’s citizens,” said Lopez’s lawyer Glenn Race. “Fortunately, Mr. Mauldin’s wealth will not shield him from liability when a Queens jury gets to hear what he did to our client.”
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