CHICAGO (STMW) — Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol said Monday the woman who accused him last fall of sexual assault has dropped her civil suit against him in the Dominican Republic, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Marmol, who has vigorously denied any wrongdoing, had brought a countersuit alleging extortion.READ MORE: Arson Suspected In Fire At Citibank In The Loop That Injured One Person
“Everything’s clear. It’s all done,” said Marmol, who said he was informed by his Dominican attorneys late last week. “They dropped it. I feel very good about it.”
Marmol didn’t pay a settlement. His representatives, backed by news reports from the Dominican, said police investigated but found insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges.READ MORE: Annette Nance-Holt Confirmed As Chicago's First Black Female Fire Commissioner
Marmol, in the final year of a contract that pays $9.8 million this year, has pitched two perfect innings with four strikeouts since getting the news.
“It’s been good [on the mound]. I feel good,” Marmol said. “I’m very confident.”MORE NEWS: Red Cross Seeking Donations As Blood Shortage Worsens
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