Browns running back Trent Richardson most likely won’t face criminal charges arising from an alleged assault occurring at his home in December. His lawyers are trying to bring an end to the civil charges that have been filed against him.
According to FOX8 in Cleveland, a motion to dismiss the lawsuit was filed on Friday in the Lorain County Common Pleas Court.
The article contains no details as to the specific basis for the request. Barring evidence that completely undermines the allegations contained in the civil complaint, the plaintiffs most likely will have an opportunity to prove their case, especially at this early juncture.
They claim that an assault happened, and that it was instigated by Richardson. If a jury accepts those allegations as true, the plaintiffs will win. Thus, it will be hard to block them from having a chance to persuade a jury that their version is the accurate one, especially since the standard of proof in most civil cases hinges victory on barely tilting the scales beyond 50 percent.