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Published September 12 2012

Dismissed NDSU linebacker Jemison pleads not guilty to indecent exposure charge

FARGO – The attorney for a former North Dakota State University linebacker charged with indecent exposure entered a not guilty plea on his behalf today in Cass County District Court.

Brandon Jemison did not appear in court, which his attorney, Bruce Quick, said is typical for first appearances in misdemeanor cases.

Judge Wade Webb, following a joint recommendation from the prosecution and defense, set bail at $2,000 bond or 10 percent cash. Quick immediately posted the $200 after the arraignment.

Jemison is accused of exposing his genitals in the presence of a woman and children on July 27 while sitting on a bench outside West Acres mall, according to the charge filed Aug. 24. He was dismissed from the Bison football team for what coach Craig Bohl said was a violation of team rules.

Jemison's father previously told The Forum that the incident was a "wardrobe malfunction," and that Jemison realized he had a hole in his shorts and moved to a more discreet area to try and fix it.

The Class A misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $2,000 fine. If convicted, Jemison also could be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.