Oklahoma City Thunder starting center Kendrick Perkins has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct and is scheduled to appear in court September 30.
Perkins entered his appeal by mail through attorney Langston Adams, according to files released to The Associated Press on Thursday after an open records request. Perkins was arrested just after 2 a.m. Saturday in Beaumont, Texas, where an event for his charitable organization was being held.
A spokeswoman for Perkins, Denise White, says doctors taught Perkins to remain in bed and drink fluids after he passed out while playing dominoes at Milwaukee Bucks guard Stephen Jackson’s home last Thursday.
Perkins missed the charity event Friday before attending an after party but White says Perkins did not have ‘one drop of alcohol’.