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Hartline enters not guilty plea

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline has
pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and alcohol
intoxication charges after being arrested early Friday morning.

Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline (5) throws a pass as he is pressured by Florida linebacker Brandon Hicks (40) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky quarterback Mike Hartline has
pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct and alcohol
intoxication charges after being arrested early Friday morning.
Attorney Jim Lowry submitted a not guilty plea on behalf of
Hartline and Ashley Carnes in Fayette County District Court on
Friday afternoon.
The two were arrested outside of a residence on Friday morning
following an argument with another woman, Samatha Sheeran. A
pretrial court date has been set for Jan. 24.
Carnes, 20, was also charged with disorderly conduct and alcohol
intoxication as well as being 18 to 20 years old and using or
attempting to use false identification to obtain alcohol.
Sheeran told police she was assaulted by both Hartline and
Carnes, a Kentucky cheerleader. Lexington police spokeswoman
Sherelle Roberts said police are unlikely to pursue the assault
claim unless Sheeran files a complaint or decides to press charges.
The police report said there was no visible injury to Sheeran.
Kentucky spokesman Tony Neely said coach Joker Phillips is aware
of the situation and will make a comment "at the appropriate
time."
The Wildcats (6-6) return to practice Saturday in preparation
for the BBVA Compass Bowl in Birmingham, Ala., on Jan. 8 against
Pittsburgh.
Phillips had said Monday the plan was to start Hartline against
the Panthers. Sophomore Morgan Newton and redshirt freshman Ryan
Mossakowski were not expected to play.
Hartline's arrest outside a rental property near the Kentucky
campus was the result of an altercation, Roberts said. Police had
been called to the scene and one other arrest had been made, she
said.
The 22-year-old senior was released from the Fayette County
Correctional Center shortly after his arrest about 3 a.m. EST,
Roberts said.
Last month, Hartline became part of an exclusive club of signal
callers with 5,000 or more passing yards during the Wildcats' 49-21
win over Charleston Southern.
Hartline completed 15 of 24 passes for 272 yards and two
touchdowns to surpass the 5,000 mark at 5,176 yards.

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