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Coach pleads not guilty in steroids case

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GONZALES, La. (AP) - A former Donaldsonville High School strength coach and physical education teacher has pleaded not guilty to drug and juvenile delinquency charges arising from charges he gave an unsuspecting student-athlete anabolic steroids.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1opAFsc ) 56-year-old Curtis Tsuruda, of LaPlace, entered his initial plea during an arraignment Thursday before District Judge Guy Holdridge at the parish Courthouse Annex in Gonzales.

Assistant District Attorney Jason Verdigets says no trial date has been set but Tsuruda's next court date is Sept. 2.

Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Tsuruda on April 1 after he reportedly admitted that he gave methandienone pills to a 16-year-old student-athlete at Donaldsonville High.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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