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Packers' Barnett pleads not guilty to two charges of disorderly conduct

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett
plead not guilty Tuesday to two charges of disorderly conduct
stemming from a confrontation outside a nightclub.

Barnett, a five-year starter, was arrested early June 17 outside
an Appleton nightspot after a woman accused him of pushing her
during an argument.

The club owner, Kathy Peotter, has said the whole event has been
overblown and the woman threw a drink on Barnett before he
allegedly shoved her and was arrested.

Peotter said the altercation involved two women who were asking
for autographs from the half-dozen Packers players there that
night.

The Packers, who gave Barnett a six-year, $34.85 million
contract extension in April, have monitored the situation since
Barnett's arrest.

A status conference was set for March 4.