The charge of malicious injury to property on South Carolina punter Sean Kelly has been dropped, reports Mike Gillespie of ABC Columbia.
Charges of malicious injury to property were dropped against Carolina Punter Sean Kelly, according to the Lourie Law Firm. @abc_columbia
— Mike Gillespie (@MikeABCColumbia) August 24, 2016
Kelly made a statement through his attorneys to Gillespie:
“I’m extremely sorry for my behavior. I know I will have to work hard to regain the trust of my coaches, teammates, and Gamecock nation. I am committed to this task.”
Kelly posted a personal recognizance bond Aug. 12 after being arrested and charged with “public disorderly conduct and malicious injury to tree, house and trespass upon real property with an injury value of $2,000 or less.” A police report obtained by WYFF showed Kelly was arrested around 2:45 a.m. outside the Columbia bar, The Saloon. Kelly also took and threw the phone of a man who took a picture of him, the police report said.
Head coach Will Muschamp said Kelly would not miss anytime for the incident.