Former Iowa basketball player Zach McCabe took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce that his May assault charges have been dropped.
“Charges are dropped,” McCabe, 22, tweeted. “I’m happy with the resolution and I think the criminal justice system worked by getting all the facts out on the table.”
HawkCentral has not received confirmation of the dropped charges but verified the tweets were written by McCabe.
Charges are dropped..I’m happy with the resolution and I think the criminal justice system worked by getting all the facts out on the table.— Zach McCabe (@ZMcCabe15) July 15, 2014
Thank you to the people who actually supported me through this tough time. I can't wait to get this behind me and look forward to the future— Zach McCabe (@ZMcCabe15) July 15, 2014
Last season’s co-captain had been charged with assault causing bodily injury, a serious misdemeanor, based on an early-morning incident on May 16.
According to an Iowa City Police report, a man approached an officer on foot patrol in the pedestrian mall shortly after midnight Friday. The man, whose face was swollen with a small cut, told the officer he had been punched in the face by McCabe inside DC’s bar, 124 S. Dubuque St., according to the report.
The officer obtained video footage from security cameras inside the bar, which showed McCabe in an apparent argument with a woman, according to the report.
The video allegedly showed the man approaching McCabe, attempting to separate McCabe from the woman, and McCabe punching the man in the face, according to the report.
The officer said the victim fell to the ground, and McCabe blew him a kiss and walked out the bar.