Patriots security, Patrick Chung, received a charge of possession of cocaine filed against him conditionally dismissed, according to a New Hampshire county prosecutor.
In August, Chung was charged with a felony after an incident at his home in Meredith, N.H., in which they called the police and found the drugs.
The three-time Super Bowl winner faced 3 and a half years in prison and pleaded not guilty in August.
"The parties agreed to settle the criminal charges pending against Mr. Chung, under the following terms," Belknap County attorney Andrew Livernois said in a statement. "The State agreed that it will file what is known as" nolle prosequi conditional "on the charges. This means that the State has agreed to conditionally dismiss the charges against Mr. Chung, with the explicit understanding that Mr. Chung will comply with the following conditions ".
Chung, 32, will have to keep his nose clean and avoid clashes with the law. He will also undergo drug testing and is expected to perform 40 hours of community service. The final condition that their charges be rejected is to waive the right to a speedy trial.
"We are happy with the agreement and are ready to move forward," said Chung's lawyer, Corey MacDonald.
The NFL could still choose to punish Chung for the incident. Chung finished the 2019 season with 13 games played, 12 starts and 51 tackles.