Mississippi men's basketball coach Andy
Kennedy has been arrested in Cincinnati after a cab driver complained that the coach punched him and shouted racial slurs.
A pretrial hearing has been set for Jan. 16.
Kennedy's lawyer entered a written plea of not guilty in
Hamilton County Municipal Court on Thursday. He said Kennedy
emphatically denies the allegations.
The complaint filed in Municipal Court alleges that Kennedy
assaulted Mohammed Ould Jiddou and "punched victim with a closed
fist while shouting racial slurs."
The coach was arrested early Thursday.
Kennedy is in Cincinnati for his school's game in the SEC/Big
East invitational Thursday night against No. 9 Louisville.