With the regular season looming, Jared Sullinger‘s court case will no longer be hanging over his head.
The charges against Sullinger stemming from an alleged domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Deann Smith, in August were dismissed Monday, according to reporters at Waltham District Court. After a brief recess, the judge announced the dismissal a little before noon.
Judge calls for recess in Sullinger case. Not clear now as to what this means in terms of the case being resolved today.—
A. Sherrod Blakely (@SherrodbCSN) October 28, 2013
Charges against Sullinger have been dismissed.—
Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 28, 2013
Apparently, Celtics player Jared #Sullinger's former girlfriend asked for charges to be dismissed and refused to testify against him.—
David Abel (@davabel) October 28, 2013
This is obviously not the end for Sullinger. He still has to patch things up with his girlfriend and, as he stressed in a statement immediately following the accusation, make it up to her, the team and fans. It does eliminate one worry for the second-year forward heading into the 2013-14 campaign.
Sullinger and his attorney, Charles Rankin, declined to comment to reporters present.