Police: Not enough evidence to file charges in Cromartie case

SAN DIEGO -- The San Diego Police Department says it has determined there isn't enough evidence to prove a bar patron's claim that Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie hit him in the head with a champagne bottle hours after the team's Nov. 22 victory at Denver.

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Spokeswoman Monica Munoz said Thursday the case will not be sent to the City Attorney's Office because the investigation found there wasn't enough evidence to prove that a crime occurred.

Munoz said the case has been inactivated. If any evidence comes to light that would indicate there was a crime, the case potentially could be reopened, she said.

Cromartie had been under investigation for assault with a deadly weapon.

Detective Gary Hassen said a witness claimed Cromartie threw a champagne bottle, but the player said it slipped from his hand.

A man sustained a cut to the back of his head, but nobody was hospitalized or arrested after the incident early on Nov. 23.

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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