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Former LB's assault case dismissed

Updated: March 24, 2009, 6:10 PM ET
Associated Press

SANDUSKY, Ohio -- Prosecutors in northern Ohio have dismissed an assault case against former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman.

He was accused of punching a man and breaking his jaw last year at an indoor water park in Sandusky. But Thurman said it was a case of mistaken identity, claiming he was in his hometown of Monticello, Ga., when the fight supposedly occurred.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of felonious assault, and the trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday. However, ...

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