Fort Bend County prosecutors have dismissed their case against former Texans linebacker Steve Foley, who was indicted in 2008 on third-degree felony charges stemming from an attack by his two pit bull dogs on a neighbor and the woman's puppy.
Foley, 34, who played nine years in the NFL with the Broncos, Texans and Chargers, was accused of failing to secure his two dogs, which attacked neighbor Twana Schulz on March 26, 2008. Schulz was bitten on the arms and face, and the dogs killed her puppy, named Schnickers, according to court documents.
"(Foley) paid compensation to the victim to satisfy the out of pocket expenses for her injuries, and it was her desire to move on from the situation," said Mark LaForge, a Fort Bend County assistant district attorney.
Foley's attorney, Paul Nugent, said the attack was an "aberration. He (Foley) feels badly that it happened. The dogs had never shown aggression before. This was a tragic accident, but (Schulz) is OK and they remain neighbors and friends."
Foley was not at home at the time of the attack, investigators said. The pit bulls were seized by animal control officers and destroyed.