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Vandalism charge against Julian Edelman is dropped after repair costs are covered

Julian Edelman is entering his 12th season in the NFL.Maddie Meyer/Getty

Patriots receiver Julian Edelman is off the hook for his January arrest for jumping on the hood of a car in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, Edelman will not be prosecuted because, according to Los Angeles police, the owner of the vehicle told prosecutors that he “has been fully compensated for the repair costs to the vehicle” and does not want Edelman charged with a crime.

Edelman was arrested Jan. 11 around 9 p.m. when he slid across the hood of a Mercedes that had stopped for pedestrians while leaving a parking lot in Beverly Hills. Edelman had just had dinner with former Celtic star Paul Pierce and former Patriots teammate Danny Amendola at Cantina FRIDA, a Mexican restaurant.

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Edelman was charged with misdemeanor vandalism. He was released following the arrest on a citation and had been scheduled to appear in court Monday.


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