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Singer Chris Brown’s Battery Case in Las Vegas Dropped

In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo, R&B singer Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed in Las Vegas over the weekend. Las Vegas police said Monday, May 4, 2015, that Brown is suspected of beating a man who was found hospitalized earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool, File)
In this Jan. 15, 2015 file photo, R&B singer Chris Brown appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Brown faces another battery accusation just days after he performed in Las Vegas over the weekend. Las Vegas police said Monday, May 4, 2015, that Brown is suspected of beating a man who was found hospitalized earlier in the day. (AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson, Pool, File)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are dropping the Las Vegas battery case against singer Chris Brown.

Las Vegas police said Tuesday that the man who claimed the star had punched him during a weekend basketball game is withdrawing his complaint.

Police said Brown, 25, was suspected of beating the man found at the Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center early Monday.

He said he was playing basketball at the Palms Casino Resort when he got into a verbal argument on the court with the singer. He claimed Brown punched him and another person with the singer also hit him.

Authorities had given Brown the option to sign a misdemeanor battery citation after failing to locate him. Signing the citation is similar to accepting a traffic ticket and isn’t an admission of guilt.

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