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Chris Culliver pleads not guilty to hit-and-run, brass knuckles charges

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Shortly before 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX on Sunday, one of his defensive teammates enter a not guilty plea in a Santa Clara County courtroom.

The San Jose Mercury News reports that cornerback Chris Culliver pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor hit-and-run and felony possession of brass knuckles charges on Friday. His next court date is set for May 14, at which point a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to warrant a trial.

Culliver was arrested on March 28 after allegedly hitting a cyclist and leaving the scene. Another car followed Culliver and tried to stop him, which led to Culliver allegedly hitting the other car with his vehicle and then brandishing brass knuckles toward the other driver. Police found the knuckles on Culliver when they arrested him a short time later.

Culliver missed the entire 2013 season because of a knee injury. He could face discipline from the league as a result of the arrest.

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28 Responses to “Chris Culliver pleads not guilty to hit-and-run, brass knuckles charges”
  1. icanhazblogs says: Apr 14, 2014 4:21 PM

    Niners sure seem to be making a lot of moves to lock up the offseason penal awards.

  2. jjb0811 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:23 PM

    Guess that harbaugh/9′er mojo has worn off.

  3. operwapitsai says: Apr 14, 2014 4:27 PM

    I dpnt get it, really dont get it. How can a man be so smart to be able to understand the game of football at the NFL level…..but so incredibly stupid, like to a ridiculous level of stupid

  4. atthemurph says: Apr 14, 2014 4:27 PM

    Brass knuckles? What is this 1925?

  5. vegaskid21 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:28 PM

    I’m no lawyer, but how does one plead not guilty when the police found the weapon in his damn pocket?

  6. redandgoldhitman52 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:29 PM

    dont care what he did. my only concern is his knee. is it fully healed?

  7. harrisonhits2 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    Obviously they weren’t his brass knuckles and they somehow managed to jump onto his hand of their own accord.

  8. fdugrad says: Apr 14, 2014 4:30 PM

    Is it just me, or does anyone else think the Niners squad is actually trying out for a THIRD “Longest Yard” film?!

  9. rickrock6661982 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:31 PM

    San Francisco sure has revealed it’s true colors the past few seasons.

    Now since Seattle surpassed them, it’s only a matter of time before Harbaugh is busted for shoplifting pants at Wal-Mart.

  10. theclink12 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:46 PM

    LOL @ brass knuckles.

    Good thing he left his nunchucks at home so he didn’t lose those too.

  11. wafflestomp says: Apr 14, 2014 4:46 PM

    I’m sure he was just holding those brass knuckles for a friend.

  12. granadafan says: Apr 14, 2014 4:46 PM

    “I’m no lawyer, but how does one plead not guilty when the police found the weapon in his damn pocket?”
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    The lawyers will probably argue to dismiss the evidence based on illegal search, etc etc.

  13. doubleogator says: Apr 14, 2014 4:47 PM

    Starting to resemble the team across the bay for them…

  14. whosgotitbetterthanruss says: Apr 14, 2014 4:48 PM

    #SFFORTYFELONS

  15. daysend564 says: Apr 14, 2014 4:54 PM

    Martin doesn’t think he’s going to get bullied here?

  16. tdubdizzle says: Apr 14, 2014 4:54 PM

    How does one plead not guilty when smashing into the witnesses car? He must have some great lawyers.

  17. iamdinguskhan says: Apr 14, 2014 5:01 PM

    What is going on with this team!? What a shame. Once the pride of the NFL now imploding.

  18. juliusanonymous says: Apr 14, 2014 5:04 PM

    That mess down in SF is just further evidence that you just don’t mess with the football gods.

    I’d bet dollars to donuts that Harbaugh wishes he could take that whole “above reproach” diatribe back right about now.

  19. pglht says: Apr 14, 2014 6:01 PM

    Brass Knuckles are illegal in only four states and California being one of them..I don’t know why players want to play or live in California with it strict laws.

  20. jayniner says: Apr 14, 2014 6:16 PM

    It really is a sad day when we can no longer logically defend our team.

    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere…

  21. DitkasHair says: Apr 14, 2014 6:23 PM

    Brass knuckles? Really….? WTheck

  22. 1rockyracoon says: Apr 14, 2014 6:25 PM

    When I first started watching football the niners were a classy organization for the most part. Now, they resemble the old Raiders teams. Nobody associated with the current team should ever talk about good character or being a leader. This is a team that embraces less than desirable players.

  23. tdubdizzle says: Apr 14, 2014 6:41 PM

    Whos got it better than us?

    The Jaguars.

  24. yooperman says: Apr 14, 2014 7:11 PM

    He just misunderstood coach Harbaugh when he said “bring knuckles”.

  25. randallwoodfield says: Apr 14, 2014 7:38 PM

    I’m no lawyer, but how does one plead not guilty when the police found the weapon in his damn pocket?

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    You have to plead not guilty to go to trial. Otherwise pleading guilty will take you straight to sentencing. He will probably face some sort of penalty, but it could be much lighter by going through trial.

  26. nflgiant says: Apr 14, 2014 7:54 PM

    Jim Harblaahh,is finished in SF.This will be his last year,and will move on to coach for Jerrah,and the boys.

  27. higheriqthanyou says: Apr 14, 2014 8:02 PM

    Talk about institutionalized issues.

    Just fire Harbaugh for crying out loud and be done with it.

  28. raiderapologist says: Apr 14, 2014 10:34 PM

    doubleogator says: Apr 14, 2014 4:47 PM

    Starting to resemble the team across the bay for them…
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    The Raiders have had three arrests since 2012. All misdemeanors. All off the roster. What have the Niners had, eight or nine? Two of them being felony weapons charges.

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