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NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – The former CEO of soccer club FC Dallas has been cleared of domestic violence charges by prosecutors in New York City who have abandoned their case.

An assistant district attorney told a Manhattan judge Wednesday there was “no evidence” that former FC Dallas executive Douglas Quinn intended to injure his wife during a dispute at a New York City hotel on Nov. 10.

Quinn had initially been charged with punching his wife, choking her and smothering her with a pillow. His wife was treated by paramedics at the scene for injuries to her arm, legs, face and eye.

Defense lawyer Alan Futerfas said Thursday that Quinn maintained from the start that he never battered his wife. He says any injury she sustained had nothing to do with him.

Quinn resigned his position at FC Dallas in February, saying he wanted to spend more time with his daughters.

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