Jeudy’s girlfriend asks for the case against him to be dismissed

DENVER (AP) — The girlfriend of Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy asked a judge Friday to dismiss a misdemeanor case against her stemming from a dispute between them.

The woman, who has a one-month-old son with Jeudy, told Judge Chantel Contiguglia that she did not feel threatened during the incident and contacted authorities to “monitor the situation,” The Denver Post reported.

Jeudy, 23, was arrested Thursday at the couple’s home in suburban Denver after his girlfriend reported that he had locked some of her belongings and baby supplies in her car, preventing her from returning to Virginia. He was arrested on suspicion of second degree criminal tampering with a domestic violence enhancer, a misdemeanor, and had to spend the night in jail until he could appear before a judge because of the enhancer.

Although authorities did not allege that Jeudy committed violence, the sheriff’s office said such enhancers are typically added to cases where there is an intimate relationship between the victim and the suspect.

Contiguglia did not immediately decide what should happen with the case, but he did let Jeudy out of jail and allowed him to travel. He is scheduled to appear in court again on May 31.

After the hearing, Jeudy’s attorney, Harvey Steinberg, said that Jeudy did nothing that amounted to a crime and that the domestic violence label should not have been applied to her case as there was no violence or attempted violence.

“Bad things happen to good people, and that’s what this case is about,” Steinberg said.

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