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Battery charge against Florida's Chris Thompson dropped for insufficient evidence

The charge was dismissed Monday, court records show.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The battery charged filed against Florida wide receiver Chris Thompson was dropped Monday for insufficient evidence, per Alachua County court records.

The disposition field of the online record of Thompson's charge summary reads "NO INFO INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE THIS DEFENDANT," the common means of recording a charge being dismissed for lack of evidence. The judgment was rendered on April 13.

Thompson was charged with and arrested for misdemeanor simple battery against a former girlfriend on April 1, stemming from an incident in which Thompson allegedly scratched the woman's neck and arms while trying to retrieve his phone. News of his arrest did not break until April 9, but Thompson did not attend practices while the charge was pending, with Jim McElwain telling reporters that he had been excused from the team.

Thompson, a wide receiver from Gainesville High who will be a junior in the fall, played sparingly over his first two years at Florida, making two catches for 17 yards and returning three kicks for 72 yards in 2014. He has likely been fully reinstated by Florida following the dismissal of his charges.

(Hat tip: 247Sports.)