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Tony Allen Cleared of Charges

Boston Globe reports:

The Celtics' Tony Allen has been acquitted of all charges stemming from a fight nearly 19 months ago in a Chicago restaurant, according to the Globe's Peter May.

After a short trial in Chicago, Judge James Linn made the determination that the state had not made its case against Allen, who had been indicted on three counts of aggravated battery.

The decision came down around 2:15 p.m. today. Allen was present for the trial, but was not called to testify. The charges stemmed from a fight which turned into a shooting.

The prosecution charged Allen ordered one of his friends to beat up another man. He was never charged with the shooting.

Allen is recovering from a major knee suffered on January 10. The Celtics expect him to be ready to play next season.

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