Not guilty plea by man accused of threatening to shoot up 2018 Ohio State-Michigan game

Daniel Rippy (Franklin County Jail)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A California man has pleaded not guilty to a charge of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowing to hurt players on the football team.

An indictment accuses Daniel Rippy of making the “electronic communication” threat from California during the annual game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan in 2018. The game was played in Columbus that year.

Rippy entered the plea in a court hearing Friday before Judge Algenon Marbley. Rippy's attorney declined comment.

A Michigan TV station reported last month that Rippy said he was innocent during a Facebook exchange with the station.