Second assault trial for Henry ends with charge dropped

CINCINNATI -- A second assault trial for former Cincinnati
Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has ended abruptly with
prosecutors dropping the last remaining charge against him.

Henry was accused of punching a University of Cincinnati student
in March and of breaking his car window with a beer bottle.

The first trial ended earlier this month when a jury could not
reach a verdict on an assault charge against Henry and the judge
dismissed another misdemeanor count, a charge of criminal damaging.

On Monday, prosecutors dropped the assault charge after a judge
ruled against them on several motions just before the retrial was
to begin.

The Bengals cut Henry after his April arrest, his fifth since
joining the team in 2005. Henry remains under suspension by the
National Football League.