Criminal charges against McGregor dropped in cell phone slam case

May 13, 2019

ESPN reports that criminal charges against Conor McGregor in Florida have been dropped by Miami prosecutors.  The 22-year-old man that had his phone allegedly smashed by the UFC star outside of a hotel “has been made whole.”

Without the witness as well as others which may have aided the case, the prosecutors dropped one charge of felony robbery and one of misdemeanor criminal mischief.  An Assistant State Attorney quoted in the ESPN article cited “credibility issues” with the man’s story as he had changed sworn testimony.  The man also dropped a civil suit last month seeking $15,000 in damages.

McGregor was arrested based on an incident outside of a Miami hotel in March from the alleged destruction of Ahmed Abdirzak’s cell phone.

Payout Perspective:

A likely monetary settlement helped make the decision easier for any and all witnesses involved in the criminal matter.  The issue likely was done after Abdirzak settled his civil lawsuit.  Without witnesses willing to help and issues with the story of events that went down, it was easy decision to drop the charges.

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