Cavs Guard Trepagnier Pleads Innocent To Charge

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers guard Jeff Trepagnier pleaded innocent on Thursday to a charge of aggravated disorderly conduct after police said he drove his car in reverse through an intersection.

Trepagnier, who was arrested outside a Cleveland nightclub early Sunday morning, was told to appear in court on March 26, a spokesman for the Cleveland Municipal Court said.

Trepagnier backed his car through an intersection and got into a shouting match with some men outside the nightclub, according to a police report.

He was arrested after ignoring several police officers, who ordered him to return to his car, the report said.

Trepagnier, a second-round draft pick from Southern California, Trepagnier was activated from the Cavaliers injured list Thursday.

He had been out since Jan. 26 with tendinitis of the right knee.

Cavs coach John Lucas said Trepagnier would be fined by the team and punished with some wind sprints.

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