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Oakland Raiders T Donald Penn won't face charges

By The Sports Xchange
Oakland Raiders T Donald Penn won't face charges
Oakland Raiders' tackle Donald Penn remains seated alongside teammates during the national anthem before their game against the Washington Redskins on September 24 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Tackle Donald Penn of the Oakland Raiders will not face charges in a domestic violence case, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office said on Wednesday.

Officers responded to Penn's Los Angeles-area home last April 29 at 9 p.m. after he allegedly slapped his wife's buttocks, grabbed her wrist and poured a drink over her head.

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"We did a review and ultimately decided there was insufficient evidence to result in a conviction," L.A. City Attorney's office spokesperson Frank Mateljan told ESPN.com.

The 35-year-old Penn had left his home by the time police arrived to take a report.

The next day, Penn and his wife, Dominique, issued a joint statement to TMZ through their representative, Denise White, denying that a physical altercation had taken place.

"There was a verbal disagreement, there was NO physical altercation," the statement said. "The two are in the middle of a divorce and it is a hard time for both parties."

Penn, who signed a two-year, $21-million contract extension after holding out during training camp last year, is recovering from Lisfranc surgery to his right foot after being injured in Week 15 last season.

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