CALABASAS -- The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has decided not to file a case against former New England Patriot Corey Dillon, who was arrested earlier this month following an argument with his wife in Calabasas.
Dillion and his wife, Desiree Antoine-Dillon, had been arguing over their pending divorce and child custody on May 1st when she called 911, saying she had been assaulted by her husband, authorities said.
"She sustained minor injuries," said Lt. Scott Chew of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lost Hills station.
The former Cincinnati Bengals player, who won a Super Bowl championship while with the New England Patriots, was also arrested on April 21st for driving drunk charges in Malibu.
In that case, the 35-year old was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and was released on a citation to appear at the Malibu courthouse on June 21. Prosecutors still have to determine whether to bring charges against Dillon in that case.
Two deputies were driving north on Mulholland Drive when they saw a red 2010 Chevrolet Camaro with paper plates and two male occupants "driving slowly
behind them" and "conducted a traffic stop to verify the vehicle's registration," Erickson said.
"Mr. Dillon displayed multiple symptoms of being under the influence, and he admitted to having been drinking earlier in the evening," the
Dillon played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1997 to 2003 and
the New England Patriots from 2004 to 2006, earning a Super Bowl ring in his first season with the Patriots.
He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in his first six seasons with the Bengals.
But over the years, he earned a reputation in Cincinnati for being a troublemaker.
He lobbied to be traded to a winning team and responded in New England by rushing for a career-high and team-best 1,635 yards.
He retired in 2007, saying he wanted to leave at the top of his game.
Dillon played with the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots.
D.A. Drops Assault Case Against Ex-NFL Star Corey Dillon
Corey Dillion was arrested on May 1st on suspicion of assaulting his wife.
Corey Dillon (Photo: Associated Press)
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