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Assault charges dropped against DL Dalton

OLATHE, Kan. (April 22, 2006) -- A misdemeanor charge of domestic battery against Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman Lional Dalton was dismissed.

Dalton was scheduled to go on trial, but the case was dismissed because the alleged victim, Dalton's wife, Kimberly, failed to appear for the trial. It was the second time she had not shown up, said Assistant District Attorney Jacqie Spradling.

Dalton was accused of grabbing his wife's hair and pulling her down early on Nov. 25 when she visited him for Thanksgiving. He had pleaded not guilty.

The Chiefs signed Dalton in March to a four-year deal.

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