VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter has been found not guilty of assault and battery by a Virginia judge.

The charge stemmed from a brawl that began inside a Virginia Beach bar shortly before 2 a.m. on July 4. Prosecutors said the fight led to a man's jaw being broken, although the victim said it wasn't Hunter who landed the most serious blow.

Prosecutors said during trial Tuesday that the brawl began after Hunter and a group of men exchanged words in the crowded bar. Hunter's defense attorney said his client felt threatened, and that's why he began throwing punches. Surveillance video shown at trial showed numerous people involved in the fight.

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Hunter's attorney also said his client was being singled out because he's an NFL player.