Shocking New Rashee Rice Update Completely Changes 2024 Outlook

Rashee Rice is reportedly no longer facing charges stemming from an alleged assault on a photographer
Rashee Rice is reportedly no longer facing charges stemming from an alleged assault on a photographer / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Rashee Rice and the Chiefs got a fantastic piece of news on Tuesday morning, as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported that the photographer from the alleged assault at a Dallas nightclub is no longer pursuing charges.

This is relieving for several reasons, but could positively impact Rice's potential suspension for his role in the March car crash. Having two separate incidents with charges brought against you doesn't help matters in the NFL's eyes, so now the theoretical punishment can be limited to the crash incident.

It's still a severe issue and Rice faces eight charges, but the Chiefs should be happy about this regardless.

Chiefs News: Photographer No Longer Pursuing Charges Against Rashee Rice

The Rashee Rice portion begins at roughly the 9:45 mark of that video.

As Pelissero explains, "I actually can tell you the photographer recently dropped those charges. He gave an affidavit to the Dallas police department saying it was a misunderstanding and wants the charges dropped."

The fewer legal issues, the better. With LT Wanya Morris now dealing with a misdemeanor charge as well, it's good that Rice has one fewer legal problem to worry about. Charges in this instance would have established a pattern of troubling behavior, which could have caused a longer suspension. He'll still face one, but perhaps the severity won't grow worse.

Pelissero continues, "You still have things related to the auto incident that is going to have to play out here for Rashee Rice and then on top of that, NFL discipline. But at least for now...he's back with the Chiefs."

We don't yet know when Rice will receive his suspension or how long it will be. He's still participating in OTAs and it looks like the Chiefs are moving forward as if he'll be available. For now, this is an encouraging step in the right direction.

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