GONZALES — Former LSU running back Charles Edward Scott pleaded innocent Thursday morning to one count of sexual battery of an 18-year-old woman last year.

Scott, 23, 36604 Plantation Blvd., Prairieville, was arrested in November on a count of simple rape.

Assistant District Attorney Robin O’Bannon filed a bill of information for the lesser charge of sexual battery on Monday.

Scott entered the plea before state District Judge Guy Holdridge at the Ascension Parish Courthouse Annex.

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