LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper “The Game” pleaded not guilty Monday to charges filed after he was accused of punching and threatening an off-duty police officer during a basketball game.

The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, was charged in June with one felony count of making criminal threats and a misdemeanor assault and battery charge over the altercation, which occurred in March.

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Earlier this month, LAPD Officer Onyebuchi Awaji testified that Taylor threatened to kill him after punching him during the game following an international foul.

A judge ruled there was sufficient evidence for Taylor to stand trial on the charges.

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No trial date has been set. He is scheduled to return to court on Jan. 11.

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