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Report: Tarvaris Jackson pleads not guilty in aggravated assault case

Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals

Seattle Seahawks v Arizona Cardinals

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Tarvaris Jackson has apparently secured representation, and that representation has done its first job.

According to TMZ, the former Seahawks quarterback has pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after he allegedly pointed a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her. The plea was reportedly filed Friday.

Jackson’s request for a public defender was denied by a judge, but someone filed the plea Friday, so he has apparently been able to scratch up enough, along with the $2,500 bond.

Jackson was accused of pulling a gun and threatening to shoot his wife, who then taunted him about his on-field accuracy (he’s a 59.6 percent passer).

The Seahawks had expressed some interest in re-signing him, since they have no experienced backup to Russell Wilson. But they’re not likely to be in any hurry to bring him back in now.