Charge dismissed against man accused of stabbing a college football player

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CLEVELAND – A felonious assault charge filed against a Euclid man accused of stabbing a college football player has been dismissed.

Attorney Mike Nelson, who represents Aristotle Lewis , said the case was presented to the grand jury twice and both times it was no-billed.

Euclid police arrested Lewis on a charge of felonious assault last month. He was accused of stabbing Jordan Bonner.

Bonner said he had gone to Lewis’ home to visit his infant son, when the two began arguing.

Bonner was stabbed and taken to the hospital.

But Lewis’s attorney says his client was trying to protect his daughter and grandson.

“The charge is now dismissed,” Nelson told Fox 8.  “This was a case of self-defense. ”

Bonner has disagreed saying he was trying to protect himself.

No other charges have been filed.

Bonner who played football his senior year at Brush High School is finishing up at a 2-year college in Oklahoma. He committed to playing football at the University of Kentucky this fall.

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