Charges dropped against Giants owner's nephew

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Posted: Oct 04, 2013 1:44 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a nephew of New York Giants owner John Mara who had been accused of hitting a man in the head with a bottle during a New Year's Eve party.

Defense attorney William Dow III says charges of assault and breach of peace were dropped Friday against Mara's nephew, also named John Mara.

The victim said he had no recollection of the assault. Mara was arrested in February.

Police said a witness identified Mara as the person who committed the assault. But the witness initially did not pick Mara out of a photo lineup and only identified him after seeing an updated photo.

Dow says prosecutors said they located another witness who said someone else admitted to the assault.

A message was left with the prosecutor.