Former LSU football player Scott pleads not guilty in sex case

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Posted: Feb 9, 2012 2:19 PM
Source: Associated Press

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GONZALES, La.- Former LSU running back Charles Edward Scott has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual battery of an 18-year-old woman last year. Scott entered the plea Thursday.

The 23-year-old Scott was arrested in November on a count of simple rape.

Ascension Parish Assistant District Attorney Robin O'Bannon filed a bill of information for the lesser charge of sexual battery on Monday.

Scott's attorney, Andre Gauthier, said a trial date will be set after a June status hearing.

Scott's best season at LSU was in 2008, when he rushed for 1,174 yards on 217 carries.

He was drafted in 2010 by the Philadelphia Eagles, who traded him to Arizona for another sixth-round pick.

The Cardinals cut him in September 2010.

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