KENT, Wash. - Former University of Washington basketball player Venoy Overton pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of promoting prostitution.
His lawyer, James Bible, said Overton wants to correct misinformation in the accusation that he sent his girlfriend to work as prostitute for a share of her money.
KOMO Radio reports the King County Superior Court judge at the hearing in Kent agreed to reduce Overton's bail from $150,000 to $25,000.
The 22-year-old Overton graduated earlier in June from the university in Seattle.
Court documents say he told his girlfriend to work as prostitute in May because he needed money, and he promised to take care of her when he signed his first professional basketball contract.