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Charges Against Kalvin Pearson Dropped

Lions safety Kalvin Pearson got some good news on Monday as some serious charges against him were dropped.  Pearson was involved in an incident on the first day of the 2008 NFL Draft, and to say the accusations he was facing were troubling is an understatement.  Those charges, however, no longer exist.

Domestic violence charges against Detroit Lions safety Kalvin Pearson have been dropped, the Hillsborough County state attorney's office said Monday.

Pearson, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2005-07, was arrested April 26 and charged with aggravated battery on a pregnant woman and domestic battery by strangulation, both felonies.

The fourth-year pro, who signed with the Lions as a restricted free agent in March, still faces a misdemeanor charge of obstructing or opposing an officer without force. He is scheduled for arraignment Sept. 8.

The good news for the Lions is that he does not have to actually show up in person for his arraignment.  Considering the arraignment is scheduled for the day after the start of the regular season that would be an inconvenience for him to have to return to Florida.