A judge has dismissed the felony robbery charge against NFL defensive back Marlon Humphrey. After hearing testimony at a hearing Thursday, Tuscaloosa County District Judge Joanne Jannik ruled there was no probable cause to believe Humphrey robbed an Uber driver in January. The driver, Mitchell Patton, told University of Alabama Police that Humphrey stole a phone charger and threatened him after a ride from the Strip to Hotel Capstone. A University of Alabama police investigator testified Thursday that officers didn’t press charges but that Patton “was adamant” about wanting to pursue a case. A woman who was a passenger in the Uber testified that Patton appeared to be the aggressor, and that she rerecorded him saying he would “beat Marlon’s (expletive)” and recoup money. “The Court finds that the evidence presented does not support a finding that Mr. Humphrey knowingly obtained or exerted unauthorized control over the property of Mr. Patton, with intent to deprive him of his property,” Jannik wrote in the order, entered into online records just before 8 p.m. Friday. “We are happy for Marlon and the entire Humphrey family,” attorney Paul Patterson said Friday night. “The evidence was overwhelming that the Uber driver was the aggressor and escalated a situation that could have been resolved without wasting the time and resources of our local law enforcement. Marlon can now continue on the path of success in the NFL. As I stated in the beginning, Marlon has 11 million reasons why not to steal a $3 phone charger.” Humphrey, a former Alabama football player, is a cornerback with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. The son of former Alabama player and NFL running back Bobby Humphrey signed a four-year contract worth $11,847,480 with the Ravens on May 4, 2017, that included a $6,756,348 signing bonus.
Robbery charge against Ravens' Humphrey dismissed
Tuscaloosa News | Mar 3