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Allen cleared

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  April 24, 2007 04:13 PM

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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 determined 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 that turned into a shooting.

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

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

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