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DA Won't Prosecute Ex-Titan Bulluck For Robbery

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Keith Bulluck in court Friday when a felony robbery charge against him was dropped. Keith Bulluck in court Friday when a felony robbery charge against him was dropped.
Former cab driver Habib Hashi sits in court before Keith Bulluck's hearing Friday. Former cab driver Habib Hashi sits in court before Keith Bulluck's hearing Friday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The district attorney's office has declined to prosecute former Tennessee linebacker Keith Bulluck on felony robbery charges.

Nashville district attorney's office spokeswoman Susan Niland said in an email that prosecutors were concerned by inconsistencies between the alleged victim's statements and those of independent eye witnesses.

Prosecutors announced their decision at a hearing in General Sessions court on Friday.

Bulluck said after the hearing that he was happy it was all over, saying he was ready to get back to work and repair his image that was tarnished by the cab driver.

Bulluck was arrested in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 25, after cab driver Habib Hashi accused the former NFL player of taking a $100 bill as he waited outside a bar last month for a paid fare. Bulluck said the incident was a misunderstanding in which he took back money when he didn't get the service he wanted.

The former United Cab Company driver told NewsChannel 5 in court Friday morning that he had quit the business, saying it was too dangerous. 

After Bulluck's arrest, Hashi's credibilty was called into question. Hashi was involved in a similar incident with state Senator Ophelia Ford in 2007. He spoke to NewsChannel 5 without revealing his identity at the time and accused Ford of being drunk, ripping his shirt and cussing at him.

"Yeah it was scary, she grabbed me by the shirt and choked me," Hashi said then.

Davidson County Court records show he was convicted for filing a false accident report in 1999.

His former employer the Yellow Cab company reportedly fired him two years ago for being a "compulsive liar."

Bulluck retired from football in 2012 after playing 11 seasons in the NFL, 10 of them with the Titans.

He was replaced as a TV analyst for the Titans' preseason finale following his arrest.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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