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Report: Junior Galette Domestic Violence Charges have been Dropped


After an interesting day involving New Orleans Saints LB Junior Galette, the domestic violence charges against the linebacker have been dropped, according to reports.

Galette was initially booked in early January for misdemeanor domestic violence and simple battery charges by a woman, who just filed a civil suit Thursday morning.

However, Ralph Whalen, Galette’s attorney, said he was notified about the dismissal, according to

Statement from Whalen:

“I was just informed by Kenner Assistant City Attorney Howat “Howie” Peters that the misdemeanor domestic violence charge against Junior Galette has been dismissed.  This happened after the four witnesses in the case were interviewed and after further investigation.  The case will not be prosecuted.  This confirms what we have said from the beginning about Junior Galette’s actions and character.”

The original incident happened on the morning of Jan. 5 at his home in Kenner when the woman called police after Galette had allegedly strangled, beat and ripped out her earring.  While he still needs to get his act together, it’s time for Junior and the New Orleans Saints to hopefully put all of this behind them and continue on with their day-to-day activities.

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