Iowa State Football Player Pleads Not Guilty

Minnesota tight end Nick Tow-Arnett, right, scores a touchdown as Iowa State cornerback David Sims defends during the second half of the Insight Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 in Tempe, Ariz. Iowa State won 14-13. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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By Becky Ogann

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for Iowa State defensive back David Sims has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to a charge of unauthorized use of a credit card, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Online court records show Sims' plea was filed Thursday along with a waiver of his right to a preliminary hearing.

Sims' attorney, Matthew Boles, did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment Friday.

Sims, a senior and one of the Cyclones' top players, is accused of charging gas, groceries and more than $400 worth of shoes on the debit card of a Des Moines woman. She had loaned the card to her son before he visited Ames earlier this month. Police told her Sims reportedly found the card on a sidewalk.

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