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Texas DA drops charges against Taylor

Updated: December 1, 2009, 11:14 PM ET
By John Barr | ESPN.com

BEAUMONT, Texas -- Prosecutors in Beaumont, Texas, have dismissed a state jail theft charge against Crista Taylor, the ex-fiancée of Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki.

Taylor, who was arrested in Nowitzki's home in May during the Mavericks' second-round playoff series, was scheduled to stand trial in Jefferson County, Texas, Wednesday, but prosecutors determined the cost to taxpayers would be an unnecessary burden.

"We talked with the victim in this case, and he agreed that the cost ...

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