Ref cleared of murder worked Open

NEW YORK -- A tennis referee who was cleared of beating her husband to death with a coffee mug says she was thrilled to be working the US Open again.

Lois Goodman said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show that it meant everything to her to be invited back to referee matches at this year's tournament, which ended Monday evening.

Goodman was arrested by Los Angeles police during the 2012 US Open as she arrived to work as a line judge. Authorities charged her with bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup in their Woodland Hills, Calif., home in April 2012. The charges were dropped in November.

Goodman, 70, filed a federal lawsuit last month against the Los Angeles Police Department, the county coroner's department and others for false arrest and malicious prosecution.

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