49ers' Kilgore cleared of charge in hometown

49ers' Kilgore cleared of charge in hometown
April 15, 2014, 10:00 am
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The 49ers signed Kilgore to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season about a month after his arrest. (USATSI)

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The 49ers have one fewer legal issue with which to deal, as a case against presumptive starting center Daniel Kilgore was dismissed in his hometown last week.

In January, Kilgore was arrested and charged with public intoxication in Kingsport, Tenn. Kilgore was walking with a friend on a sidewalk when an officer stopped him.

[REWIND: Kilgore arrested for public intoxication]

According to Kingsport General Sessions Clerk’s office, the case was dismissed on Friday. Kilgore will also get an expungement, so the incident will be taken off his record.

The 49ers signed Kilgore to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season about a month after his arrest. The new years added onto the deal average $1.8 million annually.

[REWIND: 49ers, Kilgore agree to contract extension]

The 49ers traded up in the fifth round of the 2011 draft to select Kilgore. After seeing action in just one game as a rookie, Kilgore played in every game the past two seasons. He has never made a regular season start, but he is projected to take over for Jonathan Goodwin next season.