CHICAGO -- The attorney for David Terrell said Tuesday the former Chicago Bears receiver will plead not guilty to felony charges of manufacturing or delivery of cannabis and a misdemeanor count of battery.
"Mr. Terrell adamantly denies any participation whatsoever in the alleged criminal acts," attorney Mark Sutter said in a statement. "There is no evidence in the record that would indicate that Mr. Terrell had any possessory interest in the recovered contraband, or that he was in any way affiliated with or accountable for the acts of the other individuals that were arrested on the same charges."
Chicago Police received a call of smoking marijuana on Friday afternoon and conducted an interview with Terrell, according to the police report. Cannabis scales and equipment to package were in plain view. At one point Terrell struck the hand of an officer and was taken into custody, according to the report. A second officer was taken to a hospital for medical attention after Terrell tried to resist arrest.
Two other individuals were arrested with Terrell, according to Chicago Police Department news affair officer John Mirabelli.
The police report has Terrell's birth date as April 13, 1978, but Terrell's birth date throughout his career was listed as March 13, 1979. The reason for that discrepancy is unclear.
Terrell was the No. 8 overall selection out of Michigan in 2001. He never flourished in the NFL, where he spent four seasons and totaled 128 catches.
Terrell was charged with domestic battery in April of 2012.