Report: Man wants to drop charges against Rashee Rice

At least one of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice’s legal problems might soon be behind him.

NFL Network reported Tuesday that the photographer Rice is accused of assaulting outside a Dallas nightclub earlier this month now wants the charges dropped.

A police report from the alleged May 5 incident said that Rice punched a man in the face, resulting in “visible swelling.”

NFL Network said the man has since filed an affidavit to withdraw the complaint.

Rice, 24, is participating in the Chiefs’ voluntary offseason activities this week as he continues to navigate legal issues from two separate incidents.

When the alleged nightclub assault took place, Rice already was in trouble in Dallas for his connection to a six-car crash on March 30. He turned himself in to police several days later and faces one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury.

Seven people were left with injuries, including at least one woman who sustained “serious bodily injury” and another who was stranded on the highway with her 4-year-old son for about five hours after the crash.

The Chiefs are bracing for a multi-game suspension for Rice, ESPN previously reported. The team and the league are waiting for the legal process to play out on both incidents.

Rice was second only to Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in catches (79) and receiving yards (938) as a rookie in 2023. He led the Super Bowl champions with seven receiving touchdowns.

–Field Level Media