Police won't file assault charges against Rams player


No charges will be pursued against St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson, who was accused of assaulting his pregnant one-time girlfriend, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.

On Jan. 27, Supriya Harris, 29, filled out a voluntary statement accusing Jackson of assaulting her in his valley home in March while she was nine months pregnant with Jackson's child.

Officer Barbara Morgan said that an investigation was conducted and that Harris, Jackson and at least two witnesses were interviewed.

"We determined there was insufficient evidence to proceed," Morgan said. "The case is closed."

Jackson vehemently denied the accusation last month. He said that it was disheartening he had to address the allegations 10 months after the fact and that anyone who truly knew him would know such actions would be out of character for him.

The celebrity gossip Web Site TMZ.com posted the contents of Harris' statement on its Web site. According to Harris, she and Jackson on March 8 got into an argument that escalated when Harris gathered her clothes just in case she had to stay at a hotel for the night.

"Steven became enraged and pushed me to the ground," Harris wrote. "When I finally got to my feet, he forcibly grabbed my arm and flung me against the door."

Harris also wrote that a door handle became lodged in her hip, causing her to bleed heavily.

TMZ reported that Jackson and Harris have been arguing over child support payments.

Jackson, who was born in Las Vegas and played football at Eldorado High School, ran 1,416 yards this season for the Rams.

 

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