The charges were dropped against Merling yesterday. Why? Because his girlfriend moved back to South Carolina and police were unable to contact her and serve her with a subpoena to testify against him. Given the lack of evidence without her testimony, the state decided not to file charges.
And yet Merling has said he's been talking with her.
And now that his mysterious injury has healed itself (just in time to coincide with the charges being dropped! How remarkably coincidental!), he may make a return to the team next week.