MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A former Memphis football player facing rape charges pleaded 'not guilty' to the charges Monday.
Ernest Suttles, who is charged with raping a fellow student, appeared in court for an arraignment hearing. He was arrested Saturday before the Tigers played Navy.
The judge ordered Suttles to wear a GPS bracelet and stay away from the victim. He is out of jail on bond.
"Before the ink was dry on the arrest warrant, he had been kicked off the team, suspended from school, now he's certainly facing some serious criminal charges," Suttles' attorney, Blake Ballin, said. "The surrounding facts and circumstance as to why she would make these accusations will come to light."
Ballin's law firm released the following statement:
Suttles next court appearance is scheduled for December 5.