Felony animal-cruelty charges against former Falcons linebacker Prince Shembo were recently dismissed in Gwinnett County, his agent told The Atlanta-Journal Constitution on Thursday.

The Falcons waived Shembo, who was charged with killing his ex-girlfriend’s dog, on May 29.

Because it was established that the dog bit Shembo first, the charges were reduced. He pleaded to a misdemeanor and a $1,000 fine, according to Adisa Bakari, his Washington, D.C.-based agent.

“Now that this matter is settled,” Bakari said. “We are excited to see if he can resume his career in the NFL.”

Gwinnett County’s district attorney’s web site shows that the case has been disposed without appeal.

Shembo could still be subject to the NFL’s player-conduct policy and may face a suspension if he re-signs with another team.

Shembo allegedly kicked his ex-girlfriend’s small dog because it bit him. Shembo was in tears over his arrest and release from the team, attorney Jerry Froelich said at the time.

“He didn’t mean to kill the dog,” Froelich told reporters outside the Gwinnett County jail in late May.

But the Yorkie’s injuries were extensive, according to police. Friday afternoon, Shembo, 23, was charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, a felony, Cpl. Michele Pihera said. Within two hours, Shembo was released from the team, and he quickly surrendered to authorities. He was released shortly after 10 p.m. after posting $15,000 bond, jail records showed.