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Colts' Ahmad Bradshaw pleads not guilty on pot charge

Feb. 17, 2015: This Nov. 3, 2014, file photo shows Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.

Feb. 17, 2015: This Nov. 3, 2014, file photo shows Indianapolis Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw (44) before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP)

An Indianapolis Colts running back has pleaded not guilty to a marijuana possession charge in western Ohio.

Preble County court officials say a Dayton attorney filed the plea Tuesday for Ahmad (AH'-mahd) Bradshaw.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says Bradshaw was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 70 this month. He was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of a small amount of marijuana and with following too closely behind another vehicle in his Cadillac.

A court deputy clerk says the citations had been payable by fines without a court appearance. A pretrial hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 25.

The 28-year-old former New York Giants player had 725 total yards and eight touchdowns in an injury-shortened 2014 Colts season.