February 25, 2015

EATON, Ohio (AP) The Ohio marijuana possession case involving an Indianapolis Colts running back was continued Wednesday while authorities wait for crime lab results.

Eaton Municipal Judge Paul Henry rescheduled a pretrial conference for Ahmad Bradshaw to April 8. Bradshaw pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor count after being stopped this month by state troopers on a western Ohio interstate.

A Super Bowl player while with the New York Giants, Bradshaw, 28, would become a free agent in March after signing one-year Colts contracts the last two years. The team's website had carried a story earlier in which Bradshaw said he hoped to remain with the Colts.

A Colts spokesman didn't immediately respond Wednesday to a request for comment on Bradshaw's status.

Bradshaw had 725 total yards and eight touchdowns in 10 games for the Colts in 2014 before suffering a season-ending fractured fibula.

His Dayton attorney, David Williamson, didn't immediately return a call for comment.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol said Bradshaw was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 70 on Feb. 5. A trooper said he found 1.5 grams of marijuana in the vehicle and sent some unidentified substances and other items to the patrol's crime lab.

Bradshaw was charged with possessing a small amount of marijuana and with following another vehicle too closely.

Trooper J.A. Barhorst said in a statement that he ''smelled the strong odor of raw marijuana'' coming from inside the Cadillac driven by Bradshaw after he pulled it over.

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