All charges dropped against nephew of Giants owner

When a relative of an NFL owner is arrested, it’s going to make news.

When those charges are dropped and that relative’s name is cleared, it should as well.

John V. Mara, the nephew of Giants co-owner John Mara, saw the assault charges against him dropped when State’s Attorney John Smriga told a judge police arrested the wrong man.

According to Daniel Tepfer of the Connecticut Post, Mara left the courthouse with his parents after the hearing.

The younger Mara had turned himself in in February, after a two-month investigation into an incident at a New Year’s Eve party which left a man with life-threatening injuries after he was hit in the head with a bottle.