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Cal quarterback Levy pleads not guilty in bar brawl

SAN FRANCISCO -- California quarterback Steve Levy pleaded
not guilty Thursday to felony assault charges stemming from a bar
fight in which he allegedly threw a pint glass at a bouncer's face.

A San Francisco Superior Court judge also ordered Levy not to go
within 150 yards of the bar and the bouncer, Bryan Zahn, who
suffered a cut to his head during the fight early Sunday morning,
according to police.

Levy, 22, was arrested outside Kells Irish Restaurant and Pub in
San Francisco's North Beach, where he allegedly threw the glass at
Zahn, who had asked him to leave the bar after breaking up an
argument between Levy and another patron, said police spokesman
Sgt. Neville Gittens.

Levy then reportedly tried to leave the scene but was detained
by people on the street until officers arrived. He was released on
$40,000 bail.

Herb Benenson, spokesman for Cal's athletic department, said
Thursday that Levy remains suspended indefinitely from all team
activities until officials gather more information.

Levy's attorney, Mary P. Carey, did not return a call for
comment.

Levy, a longtime backup who played fullback for one season
earlier in his career, led the Golden Bears' season-ending wins in
the Big Game and Las Vegas Bowl last season in his first two career
starts.

He was expected to compete for the starting job again when Cal's
players report to training camp on Aug. 6, though Nate Longshore
and Joe Ayoob moved ahead of him on the depth chart after Cal's
spring game in April.

Levy was scheduled to return to court July 18 for a pre-hearing
conference.