Milwaukee DA won't press charges against Shackelford
MILWAUKEE -- Prosecutors won't charge Cincinnati Reds pitcher Brian Shackelford, who was arrested in Milwaukee earlier this month on suspicion of third-degree sexual assault, the Reds announced Tuesday.
Milwaukee police arrested Shackelford, a former Oklahoma standout, at Miller Park after the Reds played the Milwaukee Brewers on July 5.
Police had provided few details on the arrest, except to say it involved a woman and was alleged to have happened July 3.
The Reds released a copy of a letter Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Berg sent Tuesday to Shackelford's attorney, saying his office would not issue any criminal charges in the case. The Brewers also released a copy of the letter.
"I have said from the beginning that the claims made against me were absolutely false and I am pleased that the District Attorney's office in Milwaukee, after careful review, agrees that there is no merit to these allegations," Shackelford said in a statement.
The Reds sent Shackelford, a left-handed reliever, to Triple-A Louisville after his arrest.
A message was left seeking comment from Berg.
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