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The civil suit against Redskins linebacker Junior Galette has been dismissed. 

By SI Wire
August 10, 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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