France has a left back in the making in Benjamin Mendy.

When France won the World Cup in 1998, it was formidably effective down the left flank. Playmaker Zinedine Zidane would wait for left back Bixente Lizarazu to push up and they would swap passes with devastating speed.
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Quick, powerful and skillful, the 23-year-old Mendy excelled for Monaco when it won the French league and reached the Champions League semifinals in 2017. It earned him a move to Manchester City, where a serious knee injury curtailed his progress. He recovered to play in City’s last few games of the season.

The attack-minded Mendy is also quick enough to track back when a move breaks down.

But more specifically, according to the Miami New Times, other police officers could not back up a controversial officer’s claim that Anderson shoved him last May at a music festival.

The officer involved in the incident was Capt. Javier Ortiz, who has a checkered past, with allegations of excessive force and perjury, involving his written police reports.

Alexei Kovalev Youth Jersey According to a close-out memo from the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office, prosecutors have dropped felony charges against Anderson of resisting arrest with violence. The prosecutors say they had no case because the other cops on the scene couldn’t back up Ortiz’s story that Anderson had shoved him first.

Youth Dale Hawerchuk Jersey According to the state attorney’s office, multiple other cops [who] were present when the alleged shoving occurred all testified that they didn’t see it didn’t happen. None of the other officers present claim to have witnessed the alleged push, reads a statement.

That includes Sixers center (and noted soccer fan) Joel Embiid.

In fact, Embiid is such a big soccer fan that he is helping FOX Sports promote its coverage of the FIFA World Cup.

Check out the video at the top of this story, in which Embiid is joined by David Beckham, Alex Morgan, Evander Holyfield Jamaal Williams Jersey and Deadpool (aka Ryan Reynolds) to pump up FOX’s coverage.

All of that would certainly qualify as insufficient evidence to proceed with a charge.

Nine months after his May arrest in Miami, Anderson was arrested in January in Broward County (Fla.).

But last month, Anderson had felony charges against him dropped in connection with that arrest, during which he allegedly fled from a cop at 105 mph and then threatened to sexually assault the arresting officer’s wife.