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AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of a former University of Colorado football player who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks.

Sentinel Colorado reports 31-year-old Marcus Johnson entered his plea Monday in the February death of 46-year-old Anthony "T.J." Cunningham, who was assistant principal at Aurora's Hinkley High School.

Investigators say the two were neighbors and agreed to meet in a parking lot to address a lingering parking dispute. Johnson is accused of shooting Cunningham three times in the head and chest.

Cunningham was a defensive back and wide receiver for the Buffaloes from 1992 to 1995. He was on the Seahawks in 1996 before injuries ended his playing career.

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Johnson's attorney, Michael Faye, didn't respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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Information from: The Aurora Sentinel, http://www.aurorasentinel.com/

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