Finally, some good news for former Bears running back Garrett Wolfe. He was arrested May 22 in Miami Beach, Florida, on charges of retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting an officer with violence -- all stemming from Wolfe's refusal to pay a $1,600 bar tab (apparently, it's going around).
Wolfe was originally facing felony charges, which eventually were not filed in the case, according to a representative from the Miami-Dade circuit clerk’s office.
Details via the Chicago Tribune:
[Wolfe’s defense attorney, Christopher] Lyons explained that the state’s attorney’s office announced a "no action" in the case Tuesday, essentially dropping the felony charges. There was no action taken against original felony charges of grand theft and resisting an officer with violence and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.
The resisting an officer with violence charge was amended to a one-count misdemeanor resisting an officer with violence.
Lyons, speaking on behalf of Wolfe, called it a "major victory," and expects the remaining misdemeanor charge to be resolved in the next 30-60 days.
There's still the issue of Wolfe catching on with an NFL team, but at least he can now focus on his professional life without looming concerns over possible jail time.