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Junior Galette wins decision in civil suit from 2015 domestic abuse case

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NFL: Washington Redskins-OTA Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Junior Galette has one less thing to worry about heading into the 2017 season playing with the Washington Redskins. A civil case stemming from an alleged assault in 2015 has finished with the judge ruling against the plaintiff who was seeking $60,000 per year for 3 years to cover medical expenses.

A woman accused the former Saints player of physically and mentally abusing her in 2015 and she was seeking monetary damages.

"It was money. It is what it is," Galette said after the verdict was announced. "I just have to do a better job surrounding myself with better people. This was a lesson for me. A tough one. This was the incident that got me out of here because I met with the coaches maybe a week after this, and basically had gotten the message that I was about to be released."

Now Junior can focus on playing his first down with the Redskins after missing the last two seasons due to Achilles injuries that happened before the seasons started.