Former New York Giants safety Kamrin Moore was cleared of domestic violence charges when a Union County, New Jersey, grand jury declined to indict.
Moore, 23, has moved for reinstatement to the NFL. He was placed on the suspended list after charges were filed early in the summer. The Giants released Moore during final cuts.
Moore had been charged with third-degree aggravated assault after allegedly punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and stepping on her neck. Those accusations by the woman were vehemently objected to by Moore's team since his arrest.
"We have continually asserted Kamrin's innocence from the outset of this ordeal and believed that it was only a matter of time before he would be vindicated of these fabricated charges through the course of due process. I'm thankful for our legal team of David Bahuriak, James Abate and Alex Spiro who have worked tirelessly to pursue justice and truth in this matter. Kamrin now looks forward to resuming his NFL career," Moore's agent Eugene Lee said in a statement Wednesday.
His defense attorney David Bahuriak added, "Our defense team thoroughly investigated and vetted these allegations, and ultimately concluded that the charges were false. We are thankful that the prosecution and the grand jury followed the evidence and cleared an innocent man. Dismissal of all charges in this case is proof that sometimes the system does work. We are honored to clear Kamrin's name and get him back to professional football as soon as possible."
In August, a judge had ordered that the domestic violence complaint against Moore be dismissed and the temporary restraining order vacated. Records showed that the court determined the allegations made against Moore were not substantiated.
Moore was arrested in mid-July on assault charges. The criminal complaint and affidavit said he was charged with third-degree aggravated assault after allegedly punching a woman, knocking her unconscious and stepping on her neck at his home in Linden, New Jersey. Police were not called to Moore's home, according to a report by NJ Advance Media.
According to the report, the woman went to Moore's home on July 11 after he didn't respond to text messages. When she arrived, she was confronted by another woman and the two began fighting. Moore was accused of watching the confrontation and then stepping on the woman's neck after she fell to the ground. He then allegedly punched her when she returned to her feet.
The woman had visible injuries to her neck and face when she was examined at a hospital.
The 22-year-old woman, who had been dating Moore since January, according to the affidavit, filed her complaint two days after the incident.
Moore was claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints in September 2018. He appeared in two games for the Giants last season.