A jury in North Carolina found on Thursday that Panthers linebacker Jon Beason did not assault a man at a strip club in November of 2009.
The civil trial was brought by a man who accused Beason of punching him. Beason said he was set up and was held back by friends and never struck the man.
In addition, the jury awarded Beason $1 in damages for slander. No, that’s not a typo. Beason had been seeking $1 in damages as a way to clear his name.
“I think I’m more mature because of it,” Beason said. “Hopefully, he’ll learn a lesson here too.”