CHICAGO -- Charges have been dropped after Chicago Blackhawks minor league prospect Garret Ross was accused of sharing an image of a woman engaged in a sexual act without her consent.
The DeKalb County state's attorney confirmed Tuesday charges were dropped.
The Blackhawks issued a statement last week saying they learned of the felony revenge porn charge against the Rockford IceHogs winger on Saturday and excused him from team activities pending a review. The team later decided to suspend Ross indefinitely. That suspension was lifted when the legal case ended, and Ross has been reinstated, the Blackhawks said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old Ross, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was charged Feb. 2.
According to court records, a Sycamore, Illinois, woman told authorities in September that she exchanged nude video and pictures with one of Ross' teammates before ending the relationship after learning he had a girlfriend. The woman said Ross' girlfriend also dumped him for the same reason, and both men blamed her.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Blackhawks prospect Garret Ross revenge porn charges dropped