Charges have been dropped against Corey Clark, a former "American Idol" contestant arrested last month after police were called to his Sacramento hotel.

At the time, Clark was given a summons for misdemeanor battery.

Jed Wallace, Clark's publicist, told the Sacramento Bee that the incident was a food fight involving Clark and his entourage that ended in the room Clark was sharing with Laura Taylor, a record executive, at the Sheraton Grand. Police found broken plates and scratches on both Clark and Taylor. Taylor was also bruised.

A spokeswoman for the Sacramento County District Attorney's Office said prosecutors decided there was not enough evidence to justify continuing the case.

"I think the lesson here is when you want to blow off some steam, hit the weight room," Wallace said.