Ohio State Ex-Star Pleads Not Guilty In Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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.

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