Gun charge vs. free agent LB Khaseem Greene dropped

Gun charge vs. free agent LB Khaseem Greene dropped

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A gun charge against NFL linebacker Khaseem Greene has been dropped because the man who said he gave him a weapon admitted he lied, the player’s attorney said.

Greene, who had the charges against him dismissed by a judge on July 17 after a request from prosecutors, said the legal trouble has been “probably the toughest time of my life” and has been “very hard emotionally and mentally.”

“People started looking at me differently and accusing me of being this thug, this monster, and all of it was false,” he said by phone.

Greene’s attorney, Joshua McMahon, provided to NJ.com an audio recording of the other man telling detectives he lied about Greene’s involvement in a shooting outside a nightclub in Elizabeth last December.