Davender pleads not guilty in ticket scam

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A former University of Kentucky men's
basketball player has pleaded not guilty to running a ticket scam
that prosecutors say totaled more than $70,000.
Ed Davender of Georgetown entered the plea Friday morning in
Fayette Circuit Court. Defense attorney Steve Romines declined
further comment on the charges.
The charges allege that he unlawfully obtained money from 19
people between May 2003 and August 2009. Prosecutors say he took
money from people and promised them tickets he didn't have.
Davender, a guard at Kentucky in the mid-to-late 1980s, was
released on $10,000 bond.
Along with the Lexington charges, Davender was indicted by a
Harrison County grand jury Nov. 3 on three counts of theft by
deception involving more than $300.

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