Irizarry, Guilford suspended from team

Updated: June 7, 2004, 9:59 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS -- A suspended Ohio State football player pleaded not guilty to charges in two on-campus arrests.

Tight end Louis Irizarry and running back Ira Guilford are charged with jumping a fellow student and stealing his wallet in May. Both pleaded innocent to the robbery charges Monday.

Irizarry's attorney says he also pleaded not guilty to a trespassing charge Monday. The player was arrested Monday morning when an officer pulled over his vehicle and a records check showed he had been banned from campus, and did not have permission from the school to be on university grounds.

Irizarry is on probation for an October 2003 assault in an Ohio State dorm room. At a hearing in July a judge will decide whether he violated that probation.

Coach Jim Tressel suspended both Irizarry and Guilford indefinitely after their arrests on the robbery charges.

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