Rashee Rice of the Kansas City Chiefs prepares for a preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Aug. 19. (Getty)
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Photographer Drops Assault Charges Against Chiefs' Rashee Rice

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Rashee Rice remains in some hot water, but at least the assault charges against him have been dropped, as relayed by CBS Sports.

Rice will still likely face an NFL suspension for his role in a multi-vehicle crash earlier this year. The assault charges stem from an incident at a Dallas nightclub on May 7, in which he reportedly hit a photographer.

Rice was interviewed by authorities about the accusations, but that investigation appears to be over, as the photographer reportedly has dropped all charges.

"The man who Rice allegedly punched in the face has dropped all charges, according to a Tuesday NFL Media report," CBS wrote. "He has filed an affidavit withdrawing the complaint, per NFL Media, calling the interaction a 'misunderstanding.' Rice is currently participating in the Chiefs organized team activities this week."

But Rice turned himself into police last month for his involvement in the multi-vehicle crash. He is facing eight charges in the case — six counts of collision involving bodily injury, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated assault.

Rice was driving the vehicle that ultimately led to the six-car crash. His top speed, 119 miles per hour, occurred right before the crash, per an arrest warrant affidavit acquired by the Dallas Morning News," CBS Sports wrote.

As a rookie, Ricer played a key role in the Chiefs' run to another Super Bowl win, compiling a team-high seven receiving touchdowns, as well as 938 receiving yards and 79 catches. The latter two each ranked second on the team behind only star tight end Travis Kelce.

So yes, Rice has plenty of promise. The question is whether he can stay out of trouble long enough to fulfill that promise.