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Report: T.J. Ward's misdemeanor assault charges dropped

It's community service for the new Broncos safety.

Casey Barrett, Mile High Report

It looks like the Broncos and safety T.J. Ward have dodged a bullet where the long arm of the law is concerned.

How far the long arm of Roger Goodell will reach remains to be seen.

The misdemeanor assault charges against T.J. Ward for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender in Denver in May have been dropped, the Associated Press reports.

Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward in exchange for community service.

A judge accepted the deal on Monday during a brief hearing in Denver.

Ward previously pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender at PT's All Nude Club in May.

The good news: This is one less thing to worry about. We don't know any of the facts behind the case, so we'll abstain from commenting on Ward's actions or this result any further. But now we'll have to see how and if the NFL Commissioner punishes Ward, where discipline does not require a conviction.

Or, in the case of Ray Rice, any sort of logic.

Update: It's four hours of community service with no anger management courses, reports the Denver Post. That isn't even a slap on the wrist; it's a light grazing of the wrist-skin. Very unlikely the NFL hammer comes down on Ward for this type of infraction.