D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that at today’s family violence hearing, the case against Falcons cornerback Chris Owens was dismissed by a Gwinnett County Superior Court. Last week, LaTia Terry, Owens’ ex-girlfriend and mother of their 9-month old son, filed a police report alleging that Owens destroyed $15,000 worth of items in her apartment although charges were never filed against him. The case was dismissed when Terry and Owens agreed to work together to establish parental rights and shared parenting time.
Owens denied the allegations, indicating that Terry was unhappy with their relationship and sought “revenge.”
Last year, Owens was named Falcons Man of the Year due to his work in the community and nominated for the league-wide Walter Payton Award.