Glen Rice Jnr's assault charges in NZ dropped
The assault charges (injuring with intent) former New Zealand Breakers and Washington Wizards player Glen Rice Jnr was facing in NZ have now been dropped.
Under his bail conditions he was allowed to leave NZ and with the current global pandemic environment , Rice wasn't in any rush to return.
The complainant, a professional Rugby player from Australia had also left the country and had not made any contact with the Officer in Charge of the prosecution despite extensive efforts to make contact.
The prosecution and the defence then made a joint application to have the charges dropped.
The assault was captured on CCTV outside an Auckland bar in the early hours of November 14 2019.
The complainant can be seen antagonising Glen Rice Jnr before Rice responds with a couple of punches to the face which drew blood.