Arson charge dropped against Everblades player

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – Arson charges against Florida Everblades defenseman Justin Agosta have been dropped due to insufficient evidence, said his attorney, Michael Homung.

“From the beginning Justin Agosta had a burning desire to put this unfortunate incident involving an old flame behind him,” Homung said in a statement. “He also believes that this incident lit a fire in his play over the last month and he hopes that he can continue to contribute to the team.”

Agosta, 25, was accused of burning love letters from his ex-girlfriend at the entrance of his Everblades Parkway apartment on Dec. 30. The small fire, which became out of control, caused less than $1,000 in damage, authorities said.

Agosta, of East Meadows, N.Y., is in his rookie season with the Everblades. He continued playing with the team while facing the second-degree arson charge.

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