Saturday , Mar , 01 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

No Prosecution for Rafer Alston

Assault charges were dropped against Houston Rockets guard Rafer Alston, who was accused of slashing a man with a knife in a nightclub.

Prosecutors were unable to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, and the assault and attempted assault charges were dropped Friday, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said.

Alston was arrested Aug. 27, 2007, after a confrontation with Wilbert Ashman of Long Island inside Club Stereo in Manhattan. Ashman told police he and Alston accidentally bumped each other, and during an ensuing argument the 31-year-old player cut him on the neck. []