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Not-guilty plea entered on behalf of Lewis

August 28, 2004

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— Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis did not appear at his arraignment Friday, but his lawyers entered a not guilty plea on charges in an expanded drug-conspiracy indictment.

Lawyers for Lewis and co-defendant Angelo Jackson showed up 40 minutes before the morning hearing was to begin and asked the court to start early, said Andy Burns, courtroom deputy to U.S. Magistrate Judge Gerrilyn G. Brill. Jackson appeared and pleaded not guilty.

Lewis, already facing federal drug-conspiracy charges issued in February, was hit Aug. 17 with an extra charge of attempting to possess cocaine.

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