Joffrey Reynolds wasn't in a Calgary courtroom where his lawyer entered the plea on his client's behalf.
Reynolds is accused of common assault, assault causing bodily harm and breaking and entering.
A trial has been set for Feb. 4-5.
He played eight years for the Stampeders and is the team's all-time leading rusher.
He was released from the club last year but wasn't picked up by any other team.
Reynolds is also in hot water with the Canada Border Services Agency. He was arrested in the summer shortly after being granted bail on the assault charges because his visa to work in Canada had expired.
He was released, but is required to report to Canada Immigration Services on a regular basis.
(CHQR, The Canadian Press)