49ers QB Jim Druckenmiller, a star at Virginia Tech, was acquitted in Christiansburg, Va., yesterday of raping a 22-year-old woman.
"The evidence just wasn't there," said Keith McCarter, foreman of the nine-man, three-woman jury that deliberated for approximately an hour.
As the verdict was read, Druckenmiller breathed a sigh of relief and winked at a supporter sitting in the courtroom. He hugged his lawyers and his parents, who were present during the trial.
Meanwhile, the NFL is looking into a possible salary cap violation by the 49ers, the team confirmed.
In a statement, the 49ers said the NFL was looking into the case of a player contract during the time when Carmen Policy was the team's president and Dwight Clark was general manager. Both have since gone to Cleveland to work for the expansion Browns.
LETT UPDATE: The NFL has not determined the length of Cowboys DT Leon Lett's latest suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, a league official said. Lett was suspended indefinitely last month after another transgression landed him in the third stage of the league's drug and alcohol program.
The Dallas Morning News, citing several sources involved in the process, reported Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has told associates he is considering a four-game suspension.
MOVES: Erik Kramer, dumped by the Bears two days earlier, agreed to terms of a two-year deal with the Chargers. . . . The Packers signed starting CB Tyrone Williams to a multiyear contract.