Stoke City winger Jermaine Pennant is being cleared by police following claims he assaulted a woman in a Manchester nightclub last month.
The former England U21 international was arrested after the alleged attack in the Circle Bar in Manchester city centre on April 29.
He was bailed pending inquiries but the case of a section 47 assault has now been dropped and his bail cancelled.
Altrincham-born Pennant, 29, still faces charges of drink-driving, driving while disqualified and having no insurance after a crash the same morning.
A police spokesman said: “At about 5.20am on April 29, police were called to Cross Street to reports a white BMW collided with a silver Audi.
“The driver of the Audi went to hospital for treatment. He was treated for a minor injury to the back. He has been discharged.”
Former Liverpool and Arsenal winger Pennant was famously jailed for 90 days and had to play wearing an electronic tag on his ankle as a result of a drink-driving conviction in January 2005.
He was due to appear before Trafford magistrates court on Wednesday before the case was adjourned. It will now be heard at the same court on Tuesday.