Cubs All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro will not be charged after being accused of a sexual assault at his apartment last fall, authorities said Friday.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office declined to pursue charges against the Cubs 22-year-old star, saying “insufficient evidence was found.”
“The State’s Attorney’s office in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department conducted a comprehensive review and investigation and as a result found insufficient evidence to bring forth criminal charges,” state’s attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly said.
Castro’s agent, when told by the Sun-Times of the prosecutors’ decision, said: “That is awesome.”
“This makes me very happy,” Paul Kinzer said.
This is certainly good news for Castro and for Cubs fans too. It's a lot easier rooting for someone who isn't being charged with sexual assault. It's important to point out that no charges does not equal innocent. We have no idea what happened. Let's hope it's the last time we hear about these charges and if so, maybe we can become more confident they are bullshit. If this becomes another Ben Roethlisberger, well, let's just hope that doesn't happen.