Lawyer: Civil suit against Redskins linebacker dropped

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The lawyer for Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette says a civil suit against the player has been dismissed.

Galette was arrested in January in Louisiana after an alleged domestic dispute with a woman. Charges were dropped, but the episode remains under review by the league. The NFL also is reviewing a video that shows a man resembling Galette in a fight on a beach.

Attorney Ralph Whalen says in a statement the woman's civil suit was ''frivolous'' and the criminal case ''meritless.'' He says the civil suit was filed ''only after we flatly rejected her ex-lawyer's shakedown to pay her two million dollars'' to not file the suit.

Galette was signed by the Redskins on July 31, less than a week after he was cut by the Saints.


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