Charge dropped against Bulluck

Updated: September 13, 2013, 6:07 PM ET
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The state of Tennessee dropped its robbery charge against former longtime Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck on Friday.

Bulluck was arrested Aug. 25 after a cab driver told police that Bulluck had grabbed him by the shirt and took a $100 bill. Court records said the incident occurred after Bulluck asked the cab driver for a ride.

At the time, Bulluck said the case was a misunderstanding.

"At the end of the day it sucks I had to go through this, I feel like I lost a lot of opportunities, but we'll see," Bulluck said Friday on The Midday 180. "Things happen. It could have been worse."

The cab driver who accused Bulluck in the case had been convicted in 1999 of filing a false accident report, The Tennessean newspaper reported.

Bulluck described his version of the incident on the radio Friday, saying he told the cab driver he would give him $100 for what would normally have been a $40 cab drive from a club to his house. Bulluck said the cab driver took the money but then said he had a fare and couldn't take Bulluck home.

"I snatched the money out of his hand and went about my way," Bulluck said. "We had some words back and forth or whatever, but that's as simple as it was.

"I went across the street to get a ride from someone that I knew, [and] before I could even get over there the police were doing their job, I guess. I didn't know what was going on at all. I didn't know what was going on probably until I got to the police station."

Bulluck spent 11 seasons in the NFL -- the first 10 with the Titans and the last one with the New York Giants. He retired after the 2010 season.

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