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Assault charge against Zach McCabe dropped

[ 0 ] July 16, 2014 |

The assault charge filed against former Iowa basketball player Zach McCabe for allegedly punching a man in the face at a downtown Iowa City bar has been dropped by the victim, according to court documents.

Zach McCabe played 137 career games with the Hawkeyes, a school record. (David Banks, USA TODAY Sports Images)

Zach McCabe played 137 career games with the Hawkeyes, a school record. (David Banks, USA TODAY Sports Images)

Documents filed last week in Johnson County District Court indicate that the serious misdemeanor charge for assault causing bodily injury against McCabe, 22, has been dismissed, based on the victim’s request. McCabe had pleaded not guilty to the charge earlier this month.

Police say on April 16, at DC’s bar, 124 S. Dubuque St., McCabe punched a man in the face, causing a small cut, bruising and swelling near the victim’s left eye.

Police say video footage from a security camera in the bar showed McCabe in an argument with a woman when the victim approached and attempted to separate the two. McCabe then punched the man, knocking the victim to the floor, and, as McCabe walked out of the bar he blew a kiss to the victim, according to police.

McCabe, who was a senior co-captain on the Hawkeyes’ NCAA Tournament team this past season, played in all 33 University of Iowa games and was eighth on the team in scoring, has demanded a speedy trial and is scheduled for an Aug. 25 pretrial conference and a Sept. 9 jury trial.

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