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Charges dropped against Joe Morgan

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GRETNA, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Jefferson Parish prosecutors have dismissed a drunken-driving charge against New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan, who has accepted entry into the district attorney's office diversion program.

The prosecutors could resurrect the charges in the future if Morgan does not complete the program.

Morgan, a free agent who turns 26 on Sunday, was arrested May 25. State police found him sleeping in the driver's seat of his sport-utility vehicle, parked on the Earhart Expressway shoulder near Causeway Boulevard.

Morgan's trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday before 1st Parish Court Judge Rebecca Olivier but his attorneys asked the judge to delay the proceeding while they explore Morgan's entry into the diversion program.

Olivier would not agree, so prosecutors dismissed the charges, effectively avoiding a trial.

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