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Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 07/25/2012

Brandon Meriweather pleads no contest to DWI charge

Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and refusing a breath test, according to court records.

Meriweather entered the plea July 19 and was fined $300 plus $81 in court costs, according to Arlington County General District Court records. His driver’s license was suspended for 60 days and a 180-day jail sentence was suspended.

Meriweather was for pulled over in Arlington County on April 26 for speeding and failed a field sobriety test, according to police. He was arrested and charged with DWI and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

Under a no contest plea, the defendant does not contest the charges, but is not required to plead guilty.

A two-time Pro Bowl player who signed with Washington this offseason, Meriweather is expected to start at strong safety for the Redskins.

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