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Julian Edelman, Wide Receiver, Accused of Touching a Woman Inappropriately

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Broadly Staff

via USA Today Sports

Position: Wide receiver
Height / Weight: 5'10" / 200 lbs
College: Kent State University
NFL draft: 2009 / Round: 7 / Pick: 232
Career history: New England Patriots (2009–present)


On November 1, 2011, in Boston, MA, Julian Edelman was arrested and charged with indecent assault and battery for allegedly reaching under a woman's Halloween costume and "grabb[ing] her vagina," according to a police report.

In court, Edelman's lawyer pleaded not guilty on his behalf. Charges against him were dropped in December 2011 when prosecutors concluded, based on video footage and witness interviews, that they did not have proof beyond a reasonable doubt that Edelman "intentionally engaged in a harmful or offensive touching of the complainant."

Neither the NFL nor the New England Patriots took any disciplinary action against Edelman.

Edelman did not return Broadly's request for comment.