Republic of Ireland footballer Jeff Hendrick has been found not guilty of violent disorder.
The Dubliner had been accused of pulling a man out of a taxi near Krystle nightclub almost four years ago.
He was cleared of the charge this morning, however his friend and co-accused has been found guilty.
The four day trial centred on events following a night out in Krystle nightclub in Dublin on October the 12th 2013.
Ireland had played Germany a few hours beforehand in a World Cup qualifier and lost - but Hendrick wasn’t playing as he was injured.
The then 21-year-old went out with a few friends to Krystle nightclub where a man called Darren McDermott was also out socialising.
Mr McDermot claimed he was mixing with some of Hendrick's friends when all of a sudden the footballer’s attitude changed and he became so aggressive that bouncers kicked him out.
Mr McDermott then claimed he got into a taxi on Harcourt Street and Hendrick pulled him out of it.
He said a group of men then chased and assaulted him. He suffered three fractures to his jaw.
But lawyers for Jeff Hendrick argued that Mr McDermott had been a "menace" that night.
He had been slagging off the Irish soccer team saying they were "crap" and "useless" and Mr Hendrick had asked him to "F-off."
The Judge warned the jury that many of us like Premier League footballers and many of us don’t - but Hendrick deserved a fair and impartial trial.
After just under 30 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a not guilty verdict.
However Hendrick’s friend and co-accused Jonathon Doran was found guilty of violent disorder.
Mr Doran of Kilmore Close in Artane in Dublin had admitted to gardaí that he had chased Mr McDermott and sat on him - but said he was just trying to be the hard man.