Keith pleads not guilty to trespassing charge

Updated: April 23, 2008, 11:03 AM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts running back Kenton Keith pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing for allegedly refusing to leave a nightclub parking lot that was being cleared by police.

Keith made his initial court hearing Wednesday. Marion County Judge Rebekah Pierson-Treacy set a pretrial date of May 14 and gave Keith permission to travel outside the state. He is out of jail on his own recognizance.

Keith, who was arrested Sunday, no longer faces charges of disorderly conduct, resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, said Matthew Symons, a spokesman for the Marion County prosecutor's office.

Keith's attorney, James Voyles, said after the hearing he was happy there was only one misdemeanor charge against his client.

Last season was Keith's first with the Colts after playing in the Canadian Football League. He ran for 533 yards and scored four touchdowns.


Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press

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