CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -Former Denver Broncos' wide receiver David Kircus pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a felony assault charge stemming from a fight at a party in suburban Denver.
Kircus entered his plea during a court hearing on a charge of second-degree assault for a fight on May 20. His trial is scheduled in Arapahoe District Court on Jan. 28.
If convicted, Kircus could be sentenced to 5 to 16 years in prison.
An Arapahoe County sheriff's report said Kircus had been asked to leave the party in a south Denver suburb, and the alleged victim had escorted him to the sidewalk. The report said Kircus pointed out they were no longer on private property and hit the man in the eye.
The incident put the 26-year-old alleged victim in the hospital with multiple facial fractures.
Kircus was cut by the Broncos Aug. 28. Coach Mike Shanahan said Kircus' release was not due to his legal troubles.
He had nine catches for a team-leading 20.8 yards and returned six punts for a 14.3-yard average for the Broncos last season.
A pretrial conference is scheduled for Jan. 18.

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