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Bronco Wide Receiver Kircus In Court

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- An arraignment for Broncos receiver-returner David Kircus has been continued until October 2nd on a second-degree assault charge.

Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg says the hearing was delayed to provide more information to prosecutors.

Kircus missed at least part of today's practice to appear in court.

He's accused of punching a man after a party in the Denver area on May 20th, sending him to the hospital with facial fractures.

Kircus has denied throwing the first punch, and said he was acting in self-defense. He took -- and passed -- a lie-detector test in May to show how confident he was that he wasn't in the wrong.

That led coach Mike Shanahan to allow Kircus to remain on the team.

Kircus could face five to 16 years in prison if convicted.