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Patriots’ Patrick Chung pleads not guilty to cocaine charge

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung
New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung gestures before the Super Bowl on Feb. 3 in Atlanta. Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession.
(Gregory Payan / Associated Press)

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has waived a court appearance in New Hampshire on a cocaine possession charge and a lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

A Belknap County grand jury indicted the 32-year-old Chung on Aug. 8. The documents filed Monday mean that a scheduled arraignment won’t take place. A message was left for an attorney representing Chung.

Belknap County Atty. Andrew Livernois said police in Meredith, N.H., were called to Chung’s home June 25 “on a call for service” and obtained evidence leading to the felony drug charge.

Chung has not played in any preseason games and Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t answer a question about his status last week.

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Chung is now scheduled for a Nov. 8 court appearance.


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