The state of Florida had dropped charges against Howard but he still faced potential discipline from the NFL’s own investigation.
Schad adds the woman says the situation “got out of hand” and she has no fear for her safety or of Howard. Without other witnesses, the prosecutors said they were unable to continue the case without testimony from Howard’s fiancé.
Miami placed Howard on injured reserve last October with a knee injury.
Howard, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2016. He was in the final year of his four-year, $6,128,038 and set to make a base salary of $1,285,641 for the 2019 season when he agreed to a five-year, $76.5 million extension that includes $46 million guaranteed with Miami last offseason.
In 2019, Howard appeared in five games for the Dolphins and recorded 17 tackles, one interception, and four pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Howard as the news is available.