One of the criminal charges, coercive, raised against Collingwood AFL star Jordan De Goey has been dropped by New York prosecutors.
But the 25-year-old is still facing a charge of assault when he next goes to court in the United States on December 8.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has dropped a charge of forced contact – seizing private areas outside clothing without permission – of a 35-year-old woman.
But the Magpies midfielder is still said to have beaten and kicked a 37-year-old man.
The man was a friend of the same woman that De Goey and his friend Luke Dyson were supposed to have interacted with during a Halloween-themed party at the PHD Rooftop Lounge on October 30th.
Dyson allegedly punched the man in the face with a glass after he came to the woman’s aid.
De Goey spent several hours in a detention cell before being released from custody after pleading not guilty to all charges.
Collingwood acted swiftly in relation to the charges, and on Sunday De Goey dismissed the club’s duties indefinitely.
De Goey traveled to the United States in the low season to undergo an intensive fitness program in California as he tried to capitalize on an excellent end to the 2021 season.
He was only able to leave Australia with a permit due to his sponsorship and employment agreements with Monster Energy.
It is unclear whether De Goey will be allowed to return to Australia before his next legal date, but COVID-19 restrictions could make it difficult.