Thursday, May 1, 2008

Nebraska Offensive Lineman pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Lanmcaster County, NE District Judge Steve Burns accepted Nebraska COrnhusker offensive lineman Andy Christensen's not guilty plea to sexual assault and resisting arrest for an incident at a bar in March. Judge Burns set a trial date for July 14.

The 21-year-old was arrested early March 8 after a 23-year-old woman reported he had assaulted her inside the Brass Rail, 1436 O St.According to police reports, Christensen approached the woman, whom he knew, reached up under her skirt from behind and groped her.

Police were dispatched to the bar at about 12:35 a.m., shortly after the incident occurred.Christensen was arrested outside the bar but, according to police reports, he resisted officers’ attempts to handcuff him and put him in a police vehicle.

The 6'-3", 310 lb Christensen kicked the vehicles and at the officers, causing a dent in the police car. At the Lancaster County Jail, authorities had to place him in a security chair because of his behavior. He lated bonded out on $3000,000 bail.

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