Ex-Rocket Sampson pleads not guilty to perjury charge

Updated: February 6, 2006, 12:58 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former NBA star Ralph Sampson pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he lied about his finances to obtain court-appointed counsel in a federal child support case.

The 7-foot-4 former Virginia All-American was indicted last month on one count each of perjury and making a false claim.

The charges stem from a child support case in which Sampson, 45, was charged with failure to pay more than $300,000 in child support to two daughters by different women. Under a plea ...

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