CLEVELAND, OH (AP) - Buffalo Bills defensive back Donte Whitner has pleaded not
guilty to charges he forced his way past police during an
altercation at a Cleveland nightclub.
The former Ohio State player was charged April 13 with
aggravated disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Whitner made a
brief appearance Tuesday in Cleveland Municipal Court.
A preliminary hearing will be set on the charges. Whitner left
the courtroom without commenting.
Police say they used a stun gun on the 23-year-old and
handcuffed him when he tried to force his way past officers trying
to control a crowd outside a nightclub on April 11. They say it was
unclear why he was trying to leave the club and head for the melee
Since then, Whitner has apologized.