A Tuscaloosa County district judge has dismissed the third-degree robbery case against Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey over a January incident involving a phone charger.
As first reported by the the Tuscaloosa News, Judge Joanne Jannik ruled there was no probable cause that Humphrey had robbed an Uber driver on Jan. 13. Mitchell Patton told University of Alabama Police that the Baltimore defensive back stole his phone charger and threatened him.
Humphrey, 21, was arrested and charged nearly two weeks after the incident occurred as Patton continued pursuing charges after the investigating officers had declined to do so. The 2017 first-round pick will be refunded the $2,500 bond paid after his arrest on Jan. 25.
The Ravens issued a statement on the day of his arrest making it clear they were firmly behind his side of the story.
“Marlon told us that it was a misunderstanding regarding a $15 telephone charger, which he thought was his,” the statement read. “Our understanding is that he has been interviewed by University of Alabama Police and is cooperating. We are monitoring the situation.”
Humphrey played in all 16 games as a rookie, making making five starts and finishing with two interceptions and 34 tackles. He is the son of former NFL running back Bobby Humphrey.
Here’s the court order dismissing robbery charges against Ravens DB Marlon Humphrey pic.twitter.com/Qo1qB6gOxs
— Stephanie Taylor (@TNews_Steph) March 3, 2018