Vegas police find lack of evidence in Rams RB case
Associated Press Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) – St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson won’t face criminal charges over allegations that he beat a girlfriend who was nine months pregnant with the couple’s child at his Las Vegas home last year, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Investigators found insufficient evidence that Jackson, 26, attacked Supriya Harris of Mableton, Ga., in March 2009, Las Vegas police Officer Barbara Morgan said.
“Our investigation is complete,” said Morgan, a department spokeswoman. “I don’t think the time passage was a factor here. We contacted the victim, the accused and witnesses. There’s insufficient evidence to go forward with the case.”
Morgan said the case will be closed, and that records relating to the investigation would not immediately be released.
Harris, 29, filed a complaint Jan. 27 with authorities in LaPlace, La., alleging that the two-time Pro Bowl running back repeatedly pushed her to the ground and “flung” her against a door before his nephew intervened.
Copies of the report were posted online by CBS Sports and the celebrity Web site TMZ. In it, Harris said she was treated at a hospital for a cut on her hip from hitting a door handle.
Harris told police Jackson later urged her to say she was injured during a fall in the shower.
Jackson issued a statement Jan. 28 through one of his agents calling the accusations “untrue” and “hurtful.”
The Rams issued a statement at the time saying the team was aware of the allegation.