CLOVIS (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped the sexual battery charge against a California high school wrestler who claimed he was just executing a common wrestling move.

The teenager had faced the charge for allegedly ramming his fingers into the rectum of his teammate.

But defense lawyer Stephen Quade said his 17-year-old client had used a legitimate wrestling move called the “butt drag” during the July practice match.

The Fresno Bee reports that the charge was dropped Wednesday at a court hearing as part of a mediation agreement between the Clovis teen and the accuser.

The Associated Press is not naming the defendant because he is a minor.

He was expelled from the school in January, after officials concluded the teen had sexually assaulted his teammate.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Comments (12)
  1. chris mei says:

    This was silly to start with!

    1. john says:

      No it wasn’t. Try getting yourself fingered by a stranger. Ok, maybe you might enjoy it.

  2. skippy says:

    I believe this is also called a shocker in wrestling parlance.

  3. SFpaperboy says:

    Perhaps instead of chaulk beside the mats they should have tubes of lube for this move.

  4. Steve B says:

    Rectum? Darn near killed him!

    1. mediamaniac says:

      He’ll be here all week folks!

  5. Trev says:

    NorCal? What a strange term. I didn’t know Clovis was in Northern California.

  6. The Real Vombaur says:

    Up north, this how we check the oil

  7. Rt in Danville says:

    I feel for the Poor Referee who has to hold up the stinky hand of the winner.

  8. obbop says:

    I see/read/interpret what y’all did with that headline.

    Bountiful guffaws high atop the Ozark Plateau.

    Gotta’ go… Pa is headed off to gather some road kill so Ma can fix us younguns’ some vittles for lunch.

    Gotta’ hitch up Betsy and plow the upper forty today.

    Gonna’ be mighty hungerin’ later.

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