Trespassing charges against New Jersey Nets forward Sean Williams have been dropped after Boston College coach Al Skinner intervened.
Williams, a former BC player, was arrested by campus police after arriving to see the Eagles play Duke on Feb. 15. Williams had been served with a permanent no-trespassing order in May.
The Suffolk County district attorney dropped the case Thursday after getting a letter from Skinner saying he'd invited Williams to the game and was unaware of the no-trespass order.
Williams, who appeared in a Boston court on Thursday, refused to comment.
The 6-foot-10 forward was dismissed from the Boston College team in January 2007 for rules violations. He was the Nets' first-round draft pick later that year.
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