TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- The Tuscaloosa Police Department has dismissed all charges against Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones two days after his arrest, according to a news release from a department spokesman.
On Wednesday morning, Jones was charged with third-degree domestic violence/harassment and third-degree domestic violence/criminal mischief.
According to Friday's release, "sufficient probable cause existed for both offenses," but the charges are being dropped because Jones "in fact attempted to deescalate the situation" by calling the police.
On Wednesday, the police report stated that Jones took and damaged a 22-year-old woman's cell phone, and also threatened to assault her in front of a witness.
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"We don't ever condone any behavior that shows any kind of disrespect," Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a university news release. "There was no physical contact in this situation. Once we get the facts, we will take the necessary steps to correct this behavior in the future."
Jones, 21, missed all of spring practice recovering from hip surgery. In April, Jones revealed that he played the entire 2014 season with a torn labrum in his hip.
He was one of only seven Alabama players to start all 14 games last season. He finished the year with 46 total tackles, three interceptions and a team-high 13 pass breakups.
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