Carolina Panthers receiver Dwayne Jarrett
has pleaded not guilty to driving while impaired.
Jarrett did not attend a brief hearing Friday where his attorney
entered the plea. Mecklenburg County District Court spokesman
Charles Keller said a trial date was set for June 23.
Jarrett was arrested on March 11 after police say he crossed the
center line and ran a red light in the Charlotte suburb of Mint
Hill. The police report said Jarrett's blood-alcohol level was
0.12, above North Carolina's legal limit of 0.08.
Jarrett had a disappointing rookie season with the Panthers in
2007. The second-round pick from Southern California failed to
crack the starting lineup and was held to six catches for 73 yards
and no touchdowns.
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