Judge dismisses bar-fight lawsuit against Iverson

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DETROIT (AP) -- A judge has dismissed a lawsuit against former NBA star and Detroit Piston Allen Iverson over a 2009 bar fight.

The Detroit News (http://bit.ly/sUVdGb ) reports Tuesday that federal Judge Nancy Edmunds found no evidence that Iverson punched an Ohio man or that the man who struck him was linked to the player.

Lawyer Michael Cafferty said Iverson feels vindicated. Guy Walker plans to appeal.

Walker claims he was assaulted by an Iverson security guard. But Cafferty says the man accused of striking Walker was not working for Iverson that night.

Iverson was hustled out of the bar by another bodyguard, Ralph Godbee Jr., who now is Detroit's police chief.

In a deposition in August, Iverson said he was "as clean as the Board of Health man."