Ohio marijuana case continued for Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw

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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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