If you are former Alabama star cornerback Marlon Humphrey you have to just be glad that this whole ordeal finally has a resolution.
After being arrested on felony robbery charges in January in Tuscaloosa, Humphrey had those charges dropped on Thursday according to a report by the Tuscaloosa News. According to the report, the judge in Humphrey’s case found no probable cause that Humphrey committed the crime he was alleged of.
This has been a strange story from the beginning, as Humphrey, who was never viewed as a troublemaker off the field during his time with the Crimson Tide, was accused of stealing a phone charger and making subsequent threats to an Uber driver. The incident occurred on January 13 near the University of Alabama campus.
A 2017 first-round pick by the Baltimore Ravens, Humphrey signed a contract worth nearly $12 million upon entering the NFL, making this accusation all the more unlikely. In a statement after the charges were dropped, Humphrey’s attorney wrote, ‘The evidence was overwhelming that the Uber driver was the aggressor and escalated a situation that could have been resolved without wasting the time and resources of our local law enforcement. Marlon can now continue on the path of success in the NFL. As I stated in the beginning, Marlon has 11 million reasons why not to steal a $3 phone charger.’
According to the original police report, the incident occurred when Humphrey and the Uber driver got into a dispute as Humphrey was being dropped off at a local hotel. After leaving the scene the Uber driving evidently called the police 10 to 15 times.
A three-time SEC champion and starter on the Crimson Tide’s 2015 national championship squad, Humphrey enjoyed a nice rookie season with the Ravens, tallying 34 tackles, 11 pass breakups, and two interceptions. He is the son of former Alabama star running back Bobby Humphrey.