AKRON -- Alex Abreu pleaded not guilty to drug charges during an arraignment before a Summit County Common Pleas Court magistrate this morning.
Police arrested Abreu-a starting point guard for the Akron Zips-- on March 7 and charged him with possession and trafficking after officers say he allegedly accepted a package containing five pounds of marijuana.
The Zips say Abreu, 21, will remain suspended indefinitely pending the outcome of the case against him.
Abreu's arrest came as the Zips were preparing for the MAC tournament. The team earned a berth into the NCAA tournament by claiming the MAC title but lost their first round game last night to VCU.