BOSTON — Actor Mark Wahlberg has ended his bid for a pardon for assaults he committed as a teenager in Massachusetts.

In 1988, a 16-year-old Wahlberg hit a Vietnamese man in the head with a stick while trying to steal alcohol and punched another in the face while trying to avoid police.

Wahlberg served about 45 days in jail, and his 2014 pardon application was met with sharp criticism.

A Massachusetts Parole Board spokesman said Thursday that Wahlberg didn’t respond to a letter asking if he wished to keep his petition open, so the matter has been closed.


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