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Attorney: Beason will plead not guilty

Updated: November 30, 2009, 8:00 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jon Beason was arrested Monday and charged with punching a man at a strip club.

Beason was booked on a misdemeanor assault charge Monday afternoon -- while his teammates were watching film of their loss to the New York Jets a day earlier -- and released on a written promise to appear in court.

His attorney, George Laughrun, said Beason had nothing to do with the incident on Nov. 15 and would plead not guilty.

"He's ...

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