Garrett Wolfe, the free agent running back who spent his four NFL seasons with the Bears, was facing felony charges after he was accused of refusing to pay a bar tab. But now Wolfe has had the most serious charge tossed out, and he’s charged only with a misdemeanor.
Wolfe’s trouble started on May 22 in Miami Beach, when he was accused of running up a bar tab of $1,600 and refusing to pay, then assaulting the officer who arrived when the bar called the police. The charges included retail theft, disorderly conduct, assault of a police officer and resisting an officer with violence.
But the Miami-Dade circuit clerk’s office told the Chicago Tribune that felony charges were not filed in the case. Agent Rick Smith told PFT that the charge of resisting an officer with violence was converted to a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer without violence.
Wolfe’s lawyer told the Tribune that he believes the misdemeanor charge against Wolfe will be resolved in the next 30 to 60 days.