Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham said he expects to be cleared of charges related to a 2016 arrest for alleged assault, according to the Inquirer. Bradham is scheduled to appear in court on July 3.
Bradham was originally arrested in connection to this incident late last July. The linebacker also got arrested in October on a weapons charge, but the Inquirer notes Bradham pleaded guilty to that charge and paid a fine.
Even if Bradham is cleared of charges related to his alleged assault arrest, it’s worth noting he’s still subject to discipline via the NFL’s personal conduct policy. There’s been no indication the league plans to punish Bradham as of right now, but it’s something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Bradham started all 16 games for the Eagles last year. He finished the season with 67 tackles, five passes defensed, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception. The Eagles are counting on him to be a key contributor to the defense yet again in 2017.