Judge drops rape charge against Toledo Mud Hens pitcher
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:45:47 GMT —
A Detroit judge has dismissed sexual assault charge against Toledo Mud Hens pitcher Evan Reed.
Reed's 45-year-old accuser testified in a probable cause hearing held Thursday morning. The woman said she "blacked out" at a bar March 30 after taking a drink she said tasted "sour" and believed may have been drugged.
She said she remembers nothing until she awoke bruised and dizzy. She said Reed then assaulted her and told her to leave afterward.
Reed said the sex was consensual. His lawyers said she gave differing accounts to authorities and acquaintances.
The judge ruled the woman's testimony wasn't credible and prosecutors failed to show that force or coercion took place.
At the time of the alleged incident, Reed was on the Detroit Tigers' roster. He entered a not guilty plea when charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in July.
Reed appeared in 27 games for the Tigers before being assigned to the Mud Hens.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)