Harrison Pleads Not Guilty

FAYETTEVILLE -- Arkansas defensive tackle Marcus Harrison pleaded not guilty Friday to several charges stemming from his arrest Aug. 24 for possesion of an Ecstasy pill and two marijuana cigars.

Harrison, 23, entered a not guilty plea during his arraignment Friday morning in Washington County Circuit Court.

The senior pleaded not guilty to possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession, speeding, driving on a restricted license, not wearing a seat belt and failure to appear.

His trial is set for Nov. 20, three days before Arkansas faces second-ranked LSU in Baton Rouge in the regular-season finale.

Harrison was suspended for the Sept. 1 season opener against Troy University following his arrest, and he was demoted to a backup role.

The Little Rock native made his first start of the season in last Saturday's 42-29 loss to No. 14 Kentucky, but he recorded only one tackle at defensive end.

Harrison will serve as a backup defensive tackle in tonight's 6 p.m. game against North Texas in Reynolds Razorback Stadium.

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