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Charges dismissed against McCabe

Accuser requests assault case not go to trial


Senior Zach McCabe (15) poses for photos with a framed version of of his jerseys presented to him by Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery during a ceremony recognizing the seniors prior to Iowa's last regular season game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, March 8, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)
Senior Zach McCabe (15) poses for photos with a framed version of of his jerseys presented to him by Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Fran McCaffery during a ceremony recognizing the seniors prior to Iowa's last regular season game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, March 8, 2014. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette-KCRG TV9)

IOWA CITY — Assault charges against former Iowa men’s basketball player Zach McCabe were dropped based on a request from his accuser, according to Johnson County court documents.

McCabe, 22, was charged May 16 with assault causing bodily injury when he allegedly punched a man inside of D.C.’s bar at 124 S. Dubuque St. in downtown Iowa City. McCabe pleaded not guilty and the case was scheduled for jury trial on Sept. 9.

Court records show the case was dismissed with prejudice, meaning the accuser cannot seek to refile the charge.

McCabe tweeted his reaction on Tuesday afternoon.

“Charges are dropped..I’m happy with the resolution and I think the criminal justice system worked by getting all the facts out on the table,” McCabe wrote. “Thank you to the people who actually supported me through this tough time. I can’t wait to get this behind me and look forward to the future.”

McCabe, who lives in Dakota Dunes, S.D., appeared in an Iowa-record 137 games with 40 starts during his four-year career. He was a team co-captain this year and scored 871 points in his career. He averaged 6.4 points a game.

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