GONZALES, La. -- Former LSU running back Charles Edward Scott has pleaded not guilty to one count of sexual battery of an 18-year-old woman last year.
The 23-year-old Scott entered the plea Thursday. He was arrested in November on a count of simple rape.
Ascension Parish Assistant District Attorney Robin O'Bannon filed a bill of information for the lesser charge of sexual battery on Monday.
Scott's attorney, Andre Gauthier, said a trial date will be set after a June status hearing.
Scott's best season at LSU was in 2008, when he rushed for 1,174 yards on 217 carries.