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A University of Illinois football player has pleaded not guilty to charges after his arrest last weekend.

Kenny Knight appeared in court Thursday on charges of battery and resisting a police officer. He's accused of punching a man in the head during a fight Saturday night and then running when police spotted him.

Another football player, Jordan Frysinger, was also arrested. Knight and Frysinger are both freshmen wide receivers.

Illinois coach Ron Zook has suspended both players.

Police say Knight had blood coming out of his mouth when he was arrested. Knight was treated at an area hospital early Sunday before being taken to jail and eventually released.

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