A lawyer for Fred Childress (CHILL'-dress) entered the plea Tuesday in a Calgary courtroom.
Childress, who is 46, was not in court when the plea was entered.
The former Calgary Stampeder and Saskatchewan Roughrider was arrested Aug. 8 and charged with assault causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon.
Details on what led to the arrest of the two-time Grey Cup winner — nicknamed 'The Big Chill' — have not been released.
A one-day trial is slated for March 22. (CHQR)