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Report: Justyn Ross no longer faces criminal charges

Ross remains on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt List.

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According to KMBC, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Justyn Ross is no longer facing criminal charges. Back in October, Ross pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanors: one count of domestic battery with no priors and one count of criminal damage to property totaling less than $1,000.

KMBC: On Monday, The Johnson County District Attorney’s office confirmed to KMBC9 that a judge had formally diverted the criminal case against Ross on Wednesday, Nov. 22.

A diversion interrupts a case following a deal between the defendant and the prosecutor where the prosecutor either dismisses the charges entirely or does not bring any charges at all.

In court terms, a diversion allows an individual facing criminal charges to avoid prosecution by meeting certain stipulations. At the time of this writing, Ross remains on the NFL’s Commissioner Exempt List, which prevents him from practicing or participating in games.

“We’ll just let it play out the way it goes,” said head coach Andy Reid after his placement on the list in late October. “That’s what that list is for until all the information is gathered... You let that play out. That’s what you do. That’s why [the list] is there and why the league has that.”

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