Civil suit against Washington Redskins LB Junior Galette dismissed

Monday August 10th, 2015

The civil suit against Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette has been dismissed, according to a statement from Galette's attorney. 

The suit was dismissed after Galette's accuser failed to hire a new lawyer or appear in court, reports ESPN's Mike Triplett. 

Galette was sued in February by a woman who accused the linebacker of physical and mental abuse. The same woman was at the center of a misdemeanor battery charge against Galette, but those charges were dropped the day the lawsuit was filed. 

Galette signed a four-year, $41.5 million contract extension with the New Orleans Saints last September, but the team released him in July, a little over month after the resurfacing of a video that appeared to show Galette striking multiple people. 

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Galette's lawyer denied it was his client in the video.

The 27-year-old Galette signed a one-year, veteran's minimum deal with Washington in July. He recorded 10 sacks and three forced fumbles last season.

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