Domestic violence charge against Trent Richardson dropped, lawyer says

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Trent Richardson won’t be facing a domestic violence charge, after all.

The former Alabama running back’s lawyer told Al.com that a charge filed against Richardson after a reported incident with his ex-girlfriend in February was dismissed Wednesday night following a court hearing.

"He was completely innocent of it,” Eric Guster said.

Richardson had been accused of attacking Sevina Fatu on Feb. 16. Fatu had scratches and bruises to her face, but Richardson said those injuries were from him defending himself after she jumped on his back and attacked him at a hotel.

An eyewitness backed Richardson’s claims, saying he was not attacking Fatu at all.

A month later, Fatu — who is the mother of Richardson’s four children — was charged with two counts of aggravated battery and one count of criminal mischief after she allegedly crashed her SUV into a car Richardson was driving with another person. She reportedly told Richardson that if she can’t have him, no one can.

"A couple of weeks into the case, we felt this would be the result based on our own investigation," Guster said. "He’s moving on with his life.”

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