Charges dropped against Bulls mascot
The Associated Press
Published September 1, 2006, 5:57 AM CDT
Benny the Bull won't be headed to the Big House after all.
Prosecutors have dropped battery charges against Barry Anderson, 26, the man who dons the bright red costume for the Chicago Bulls. Anderson was arrested—in costume—July 2 after scuffling with an off-duty sheriff's deputy during the Taste of Chicago, officials said.
During the tussle, Anderson knocked the deputy's glasses to the ground, breaking them.
The charges against him were dropped last week after he paid the deputy $200 to repair the glasses, said Marcy Jensen, spokeswoman for the Cook County State's Attorney.
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