Domestic violence charges against the football agent brother of Marcus Rashford have been “dismissed” in the United States, his lawyer says.
Telegraph Sport reported in November how Dane Rashford, a registered intermediary with the Football Association, had been detained on Oct 20 in Miami Beach, Florida.
A bond for his release ahead of a pre-trial hearing was, according to police records, set at $1,500 (£1,224). His charge was registered on Oct 24 as the misdemeanour of battery, further defined as domestic violence.
However, a statement from attorney Alex Spiro, sent to Telegraph Sport, described the incident as a “misunderstanding”. “There have been numerous reports about Dane Rashford, the brother of Manchester United and England footballer, Marcus Rashford, being arrested in Florida last year,” the statement said.
“We want to make it very clear that the charges were quickly dismissed and Mr Rashford did not even have to appear in court. He and his partner are pleased that this misunderstanding is now firmly behind them.”
Rashford, 31, is a director of DN May Sports Management which lists among its clients the Manchester United striker. The United striker is managed by another brother, Dwaine Maynard, who is also a registered FA intermediary and was named on the official FA documents for Marcus’ last two contracts with the club. Dwaine is also a director of DN May Sports Management.
Dane was pictured in official police arrest photographs and had initially been issued by the court in the state of Florida with a pre-trial “stay away order” allegedly permitting no contact.
Court documents in Florida say that the bond was paid by Chantelle Maynard one week after his arrest.
Dane Rashford declined to comment on the details of the case at the time. Manchester United also declined to comment. It is understood that the Rashford family believed the matter to be resolved.