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      NIU player pleads not guilty to knocking over UT band member

      Jamaal Bass, 20

      A suspended Northern Illinois linebacker has pleaded not guilty to intentionally knocked down a member of the University of Toledo marching band.

      20-year-old Jamaal Bass is facing a misdemeanor assault charge.

      Video of the November incident at the Glass Bowl appears to show Bass jumping shoulder-first into the face of a band member and knocking over another.

      If convicted he could get 9 years in prison.