ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – Domestic violence charges have been dismissed against Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera. Herrera appeared in an Atlantic City municipal courtroom around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
He was charged with simple assault for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend inside the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino on May 27.READ MORE: Community Recalls Memories At Historic St. Leo's Church In Tacony As Fire Crews Work To Determine What Caused Blaze
His girlfriend dropped her complaint and the judge dismissed the case.
Prosecutors say since this incident happened inside a hotel room and the girlfriend was the only witness there was not enough evidence for them to proceed with an independent case.
Herrera did not answer questions before or after the court hearing.
He has 60 days to complete the counseling he is enrolled in or prosecutors may reopen the case. It is unclear what type of counseling it is at this time.
He was seen leaving court holding his girlfriend’s hand.
The MLB put Herrera on administrative leave until at least Friday.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Police Chief Frank Vanore, Captain Jason Smith To Address Violent Weekend Across City
There is no word from the league on their investigation at this time.