Charges dropped against Rams' Dunbar

Jo-Lonn Dunbar (USA TODAY Sports)

ST. LOUIS — The charges against Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar following his arrest in Miami last month have been dropped.

“Definitely exciting to have that news,” Dunbar said following Thursday’s practice. “My family’s excited about it and I’m excited about. I’m happy that it’s over, pretty much.”

The news that came out on Thursday, which was first reported by Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, puts an end to a tumultuous few weeks for the veteran linebacker, who was arrested after being involved in an altercation the weekend before training camp outside a Miami nightclub with former NBA player Donte Greene and Greene’s brother.

The linebacker declined to discuss the incident further on Thursday.

“I don’t really want to discuss any details about it,” he said. “I’m just fortunate that it’s going away and it’s in my favor, I guess.”

Dunbar, 29, was initially charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and breach of peace. He said he has learned from what happened.

“You can always use better judgment,” he said. “That’s something Jeff (Fisher) and I talked about. He was mainly upset about the fact that I was still out that late. You can always use better judgment. That’s something I’ve learned from that lesson. But, again, just happy that it’s over and happy it ended the way it did.”

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday that he was happy that Dunbar will be able to put this situation behind him.

As is the case in most of these situations, the organization withholds comments until we get all the facts," Fisher said. "I did allude early on that it didn’t appear to be what it was portrayed to be, because we had good information. We’re happy that the things are put behind him. Still, players have to be mindful of not putting themselves in those potential situations. Even though the charges were dropped, I’d like to see him make better decisions and not be in those types of situations at that time of the year."

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