The assault charges against NC State guard Markell Johnson, stemming from an October incident in his native Cleveland, have been dropped.
Markell Johnson has been suspended from playing for NC State since December 16, just over a week after the assault charges were handed down.
Based on NC State’s code of conduct, Johnson should be eligible to return now that he’s gone through the legal process.
From the News & Observer:
The felony assault charges filed against N.C. State basketball sophomore guard Markell Johnson last month in a Cleveland, Ohio court were dropped Thursday, according to Shelly Ann Roth, a paralegal at the office of John Paris, Johnson’s attorney.
Court documents from Cuyahoga County (Ohio) show James S. Gallagher, an assistant prosecuting attorney, signed the state’s motion to dismiss document Thursday.
Head coach Kevin Keatts and NC State has not yet commented on Johnson’s status with the program yet.
Johnson played in NC State’s first 10 games of the season. He is averaging 8.7 points and team-leading 6.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game.
The Wolfpack is back in action tonight, when it hosts No. 19 Clemson. The game tips off at 9:00 p.m. ET.