Misdemeanor charges against St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar for his role in a July 20 fight have been dropped, Dunbar and Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Thursday night.

Dunbar had been arrested for participating in a fight outside of a South Beach-area nightclub. The initial reports indicated Dunbar would be charged with a felony for battery, but he ultimately was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

In the time since, Dunbar and Fisher declined comment until the situation played out, but they also indicated that it wasn't what it seemed.

They received word Wednesday that the charges wouldn't be pursued.

"I did allude early on that it didn't appear to be what it was portrayed to be," Fisher said. "Because we had good information. We're happy that the things are put behind him."

The fight began outside Dream nightclub in Miami in the early hours of Sunday morning before the Rams were to report to training camp. According to reports, Dunbar was defending himself against NBA free agent Donte Greene and his brother Dmetrique Greene. Police had to restrain Donte Greene with a taser after he struck Dunbar from behind.

Dunbar didn't offer much after the incident but said Thursday he wasn't concerned with the outcome because he believed he was simply defending himself.