LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Willie Williams, who was dismissed from the Louisville football team last week after being charged with marijuana possession, pleaded not guilty Tuesday.
Williams also pleaded not guilty to tampering with physical evidence, a felony, during his arraignment in Jefferson County District Court, The Courier-Journal reported.
The 22-year-old former linebacker was arrested last Wednesday night and thrown off the team Thursday. Police said he failed to pull his car over for several blocks when an officer tried to stop him for loud music. The officer noted that Williams was chewing on marijuana when he stopped, according to a police report.
Marijuana was also found in the glove compartment and he was cited for driving without a license, police said.
Williams was arrested 11 times before beginning his college career at Miami. He left there after one season and played at West Los Angeles Community College before transferring to Louisville. Williams played three games for the Cardinals this season.
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