In a family violence hearing, the case against Falcons cornerback Christopher Owens was dismissed in Superior Court of Gwinnett County on Wednesday, according to Randall M. Kessler, Owens’ attorney.
Owens and Latia Terry, 22, of Lawrenceville, have a 9-month-old child together. She alleged that her apartment was ransacked and that some personal items were destroyed on June 12.
Owens contended that that Terry was not happy with their relationship and was seeking “revenge.”
“He’s is pleased that she decided to dismiss the case,” Kessler said. “He looks forward to working with her to raise their son together.”
Owens and Terry agreed to work together to establish parental rights and shared parenting time.
According to a Gwinnett County police incident report, Terry told officers that she left her apartment at 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, and when she returned home late Monday morning, the door was still locked, but the apartment had been burglarized and her possessions damaged.
The officer wrote in the report that the drywall in the living room had several holes, pictures were on the floor with holes in them and a flat-screen TV was lying on the floor, also with holes in it.
The TMZ report seemed out of character for the soft-spoken Owens, 24, who was named the Atlanta Falcons Man of the Year in 2010 for his community work and was nominated for the prestigious league-wide Walter Payton Award.
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog