DENVER - Prosecutors have agreed to drop charges against Denver Broncos safety T.J. Ward in exchange for community service.
A judge accepted the deal on Monday during a brief hearing in Denver.
Ward previously pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges for allegedly throwing a glass mug at a female bartender at PT's All Nude Club in May.
Ward told the judge he understood the conditions of the program but said nothing else.
A judge will review the status of the case on Oct. 31.
Ward, who previously played for the Cleveland Browns, agreed to a $23 million ($14 million guaranteed) deal with the Broncos during the opening hours of this year's free agency period in March.
The plea deal comes as the Broncos get ready for their preseason opener Thursday night against Seattle.