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Melton pleads not guilty to murder

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP)

Former Arkansas football player Joshua Melton has pleaded not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

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The 33-year-old Melton entered the plea Friday in Washington County. He's charged in the August beating death of 30-year-old Michael Gover.

Police say Melton and Gover had spent an evening drinking and that they fought after Gover vomited in Melton's living room.

Fayetteville television station KHOG reports police found Gover dead in Melton's home.

Melton told investigators he didn't intend to kill Gover.

Melton was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks from 1999 to 2002.

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