ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A former NFL linebacker's career was cut short after authorities in New Jersey fabricated evidence linking him to a gun used in a shooting, the player alleged in a lawsuit filed this week.
The Elizabeth police department and Union County prosecutor's office "willfully ignored and were deliberately indifferent to overwhelming evidence" that Khaseem Greene hadn't provided the weapon used in a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth in December 2016, Greene says in the suit.
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the lawsuit filed by former NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene against authorities in New Jersey (all times local):
Prosecutors in New Jersey have declined to comment on a lawsuit filed by a former NFL linebacker who says he was wrongfully charged by authorities.
NFL linebacker Greene says dropped gun charge ‘was false’
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player's attorney said.
Greene, who had the charges against him dismissed by a judge on July 17 after a request from prosecutors, said the legal trouble has been "probably the toughest time of my life" and has been "very hard emotionally and mentally."
The Latest: NFL player says dismissed gun case ‘was false’
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of a gun charge against an NFL linebacker (all times local):
An NFL linebacker who had a New Jersey gun charge against him dropped says people started looking at him differently and accusing him of being a thug and a monster even though the case against him "was false."
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A linebacker in the NFL who starred at Rutgers University was charged by a grand jury on Tuesday in connection with a shooting in New Jersey and was put on waivers by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Khaseem Greene was charged with unlawful weapon possession in a Dec. 3, 2016, shooting in Elizabeth, where he is from.