Court records show it was ultimately determined that the charges made against Moore were not substantiated. Attorneys James A. Abate and Alex Spiro represented Moore in the proceedings. Spiro said he felt his client was “vindicated” in a statement released to ESPN.
Moore was arrested last month and charged with third-degree aggravated assault after allegedly punching a woman (identified only as H.P. in the criminal complaint), knocking her unconscious, and stepping on her neck at his Linden, N.J. home.
According to the report, H.P. went to Moore’s home on July 11 after he failed to respond to several text messages. After she arrived, there was a verbal confrontation with another woman that got physical. Moore was accused of watching the women fight and then stepping on H.P.’s neck when she was knocked to the ground. He also allegedly punched her when she got back on her feet.
H.P. had visible injuries to both her neck and face when she was examined at a local hospital. According to the affidavit, the 22-year-old woman had been dating Moore since January. Her complaint was filed two days after the incident.
Moore was indefinitely suspended by the Giants after his arrest and hasn’t been with the team throughout training camp. At the time of his arrest, the team said he was suspended “pending further investigation”. He was claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints last summer, making an appearance in two regular season games. Before his legal trouble, Moore was expected to compete for a roster spot as a backup or as a special teams contributor.
There is no timetable for the Giants to lift Moore’s suspension and when (or if) he will return to the team. He could be subject to additional sanctions from the league despite having the charges dismissed.