Florida prosecutors have decided to drop the battery charge against American boxing champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis after prosecutors reported that he completed anger management and parenting classes. The 28-year-old waived his appearance in Broward County Court before Judge Catalina Avalos in Parkland, Florida. An attorney, Shelby Walton, represented Davis during the proceedings.
Davis had pled not guilty and agreed to take anger management and parenting courses. Hence the misdemeanour charge was dropped after he completed these courses as per the legal notice quoted by Yahoo Sports.
The incident occurred when Davis' then-girlfriend going his house with their child. The couple got into an argument as his girlfriend wanted to drive Davis’ car but he wasn’t ready to permit that. Then he allegedly hit the woman in the side of her head with a “closed hand type slap” as she reportedly suffered a small bruise to her upper lip.
Davis’ girlfriend had called the police twice, as per ESPN, and pleaded that she had “a baby in the car and [Davis] attacked me … He’s going to kill me.” Sheriff’s deputies arrested Davis on December 27. He was released on a $1,000 bond the day after his arrest.
Days later, the woman said Davis never hit her or her daughter and described their relationship as fragile, while adding they were both responsible for the argument. In the statement issued through her lawyer following Davis’ arrest, the woman said she and Davis had gotten counselling to enable them to “succeed within our co-parenting dynamic.”
He denied the allegations in a since-deleted Twitter post,
"I NEVER PUT MY HANDS ON MY CHILD MOTHER NOR MY F***ING DAUGHTER ARE YOU F***ING CRAZY!!" part of his tweet said, via ESPN. "I'M NOT A MONSTER I BEEN QUIET FOR TOO LONG ... THAT'S THE ONLY REASON I'M DOING THIS NOW! JUST TO CLEAR MY NAME!"