Former New York Giants safety Kamrin Moore is asking to be reinstated to the NFL after a grand jury cleared him of the assault allegation that prompted his suspension, his agent said Wednesday.
Moore’s lawyer had previously said his client was not guilty of any crime. A Union County, New Jersey, grand jury found no cause to indict him on the charge, the county prosecutor’s office told CNN.
“We have continually asserted Kamrin’s innocence from the outset of this ordeal and believed that it was only a matter of time before he would be vindicated of these fabricated charges,” agent Eugene Lee said.
The player’s defense team investigated the allegations and found they were not true, said a statement from MBK Sports, where Lee is president.
“Dismissal of all charges in this case is proof that sometimes the system does work,” the statement said. “We are honored to clear Kamrin’s name and get him back to professional football as soon as possible.”
Moore was accused of attacking a woman who described herself to police as his “intimate partner.” She alleged that the 23-year-old Moore stepped on her neck before knocking her out.
The Linden, New Jersey, police officer who took the alleged victim’s statement Saturday, more than 24 hours after the alleged assault occurred, wrote in his report that the woman had visible bruising, swelling and abrasions to her face and neck.
Moore has pleaded not guilty to the charges, attorney Alex Spiro told CNN.
“The claimant in this matter showed up unannounced and unsolicited at Mr. Moore’s home to begin an altercation with Mr. Moore’s girlfriend and invent these accusations,” Spiro said.
According to a probable cause affidavit, a woman walked into the Linden Police Department early Saturday and reported that she had been in Moore’s neighborhood to pick up a friend Thursday night.
When she arrived, a woman approached her vehicle attempting to speak to her. The alleged victim exited her vehicle and a physical altercation ensued, the affidavit says
“Kamrin ran towards the females and watched while they assaulted each other,” the woman told police.
When the alleged victim fell to the ground, “Kamrin placed his foot on her neck and began to apply pressure,” the affidavit says. She got up, yelled at the 200-pound defensive back and shoved him, she told police, and “he struck her on the left side of her face with a closed first causing (her) to lose consciousness,” according to the affidavit.
She got up, yelled at the 200-pound defensive back and shoved him, she told police, and “he struck her on the left side of her face with a closed first causing (her) to lose consciousness,” according to the affidavit.
A friend took the woman to Rahway Hospital for treatment.
The Giants announced Monday that Moore was suspended pending an investigation into the “alleged domestic violence-related incident.”
The New Orleans Saints drafted Moore, a former captain for the Boston College football team, last year but waived him after preseason. The Giants claimed him off waivers. He played in two games for New York in 2018 and was competing for a roster spot at the safety position, according to reports.
CNN’s Carma Hassan, Jill Martin and Chuck Johnston contributed to this report.