Notre Dame CB Butler pleads not guilty

This photo released by the St. Joseph County Jail shows Notre Dame cornerback Devin Butler. Butler was jailed Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, after a police officer said the player punched and slammed him to the ground outside a bar, Officers had to use a stun gun to subdue Butler in the altercation outside the Linebacker Lounge in South Bend, according to a probable cause affidavit. ( St. Joseph County Jail via AP)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a Notre Dame cornerback accused of tackling a police officer and punching him during an altercation outside a bar.

St. Joseph Superior Court Magistrate Elizabeth Hardtke entered the preliminary plea Wednesday for Devin Butler on felony counts of resisting law enforcement and battery against a public safety official.

Butler wore a white shirt and black tie during the court appearance. He declined to comment afterward. He is scheduled for an initial hearing on Sept. 1.

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