Ex-Brown Reggie Rucker pleads not guilty in alleged golf course assault

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Reggie Rucker pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from an alleged fight on a golf course.

The former Cleveland Browns player is accused of assaulting a man at a Highland Hills golf course late last month.

Officers were called to the Highland Park Golf Course just after 2 p.m. on April 30, when police say Rucker got into an argument with a 28-year-old man. Police say Rucker complained the man and his friends were playing loud music while he was trying to take his shot.

A police report states Rucker grabbed the golfer's throat. The alleged victim also claimed that Rucker threatened to shoot him with a gun and raised his golf club above his head.

In April, Rucker pleaded guilty to wire fraud and making false statements to a federal officer. According to the Department of Justice, Rucker used money from Amer-I-Can and Cleveland Peacemakers to pay his gambling debts.

Prosecutors said the wide receiver used his celebrity status to collect charitable donations, which he use towards his mortgage, dry cleaning and groceries. Rucker was also accused of withdrawing $48,000 at a Las Vegas casino ATM from the Amer-I-Can bank account.

*More on Reggie Rucker here.* Watch a past report in the video above.

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