Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis won't face a felony charge of falsely pulling a fire alarm earlier this month.
The Albany (N.Y.) Times-Union reported Monday that both Lewis and his brother, Lamar, will have their charges stemming from a July 8 incident dismissed as long as they stay out of trouble for six months.
The Lewis brothers were arrested after allegedly pulling a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn. Albany police said at the time that the Lewis brothers tried to knock down the glass doors to the lobby and pulled a fire alarm after they were denied access by hotel security.
However, on Monday, Albany County Assistant District Attorney David Gonzalez told the Times-Union that the fire alarm was not pulled. The clear plastic case that protects the fire alarm was "jostled" and triggered a different alarm in the hotel, Gonzalez said.
On Monday, police acknowledged to the Times-Union that pepper spray was used on the Lewis' before they were taken into custody. Both police spokesman Steve Smith and District Attorney David Soares said that officers used the spray because they believed Dion and Lamar Lewis were trying to break into the hotel and were in possession of a knife.
Dion Lewis, a former standout for the University of Pittsburgh, played in 15 games as a rookie with the Eagles last season as their fifth-round draft pick last year. Most of his action came as a kickoff returner, where he averaged 21.6 yards on 31 returns. He didn't get much playing time on offense, rushing for 102 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries. He also caught one pass for minus-3 yards.
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