Breaking News: Big Update on Kurt Angle's Court Case

Myles HubbardCorrespondent INovember 9, 2009

SAN DIEGO - JULY 24:  Wrestler Kurt Angle and guest attend's Wrath of Con during Comic-Con 2009 held at Hard Rock Hotel on July 24, 2009 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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The following comes from The Pittsburgh

Olympic gold medalist and TNA pro wrestler Kurt Angle had a protection from abuse order against him dismissed by an Allegheny County judge Early Monday.

The case stems from a disagreement between Angle and former girlfriend Trenesha Biggers, who has also wrestled for TNA under the name "Rhaka Khan" (I know what a few of you are thinking. He was dating an African-American woman). Do ya thang, Kurt!

Monday, Angle's attorney Michael Santicola told Channel 4 Action News that the PFA was voluntarily withdrawn by Biggers. Both she and Angle have agreed to stay away from each other, Santicola said.

Angle did not comment after today's proceedings in Judge Kathryn Hans-Greco's courtroom.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Angle attacked Biggers in his Moon Township home on Aug. 6, but she did not go to police until nine days later, showing them bruises and scratches she claimed were from the attack.

Biggers did not show up in court last month for a hearing on a simple assault charge against Angle. The hearing was rescheduled for Nov. 10 before Coraopolis District Judge Mary Murray.

Angle, 40, was arrested in Robinson Township on the morning of Aug. 15, just hours after Biggers, 26, got the PFA order and had Moon police officers remove him from his house, where she was also living at the time.

Robinson Township District Judge Carla Swearingen found Angle not guilty of a harassment charge related to the alleged PFA violation that got him arrested.

Angle has said that he never physically harmed Biggers or did anything that would cause her to ask police for protection.

Charges of drug possession and driving with a suspended license were also filed when Angle was arrested.

Those charges were later dropped because Angle had a prescription for the human growth hormone that police saw in his car when they stopped him and because the license suspension was related to a DUI charge that he beat at a trial last year.


This is all good news to hear because I have always been very fond of him as a wrestler. It's just great to know that most of his legal woes are coming to a conclusion for now.

Thanks for reading.