COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon has pleaded not guilty to charges accusing him of firing shots at another driver during a road rage incident last year.
A prosecutor's spokeswoman says 63-year-old Stillwagon pleaded not guilty Monday to four felonious assault counts in Delaware County, north of Columbus. A hearing to set a trial date is scheduled April 8.
Police say Stillwagon was on a motorcycle and fired shots at a pickup truck driver Sept. 30. One shot grazed the 41-year-old man's head.
Stillwagon was legally carrying the gun. A defense attorney has said Stillwagon fired in self-defense.
One of his attorneys, Bill Meeks, said Monday they believe Stillwagon's actions were "legally justified."
The college Hall of Fame middle guard helped the Buckeyes to a national championship in 1968.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.