Delashaun  Dean
Delashaun Dean catches a pass over Oregon State's Kaulin Krebs for a touchdown at Reser Stadium, Sept. 26, 2009 in Corvallis, Ore. James S. Wood Arizona Daily Star 2009

Former Arizona Wildcats wide receiver Delashaun Dean pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Tucson City Court to a misdemeanor weapons charge, the result of an arrest this month.

Dean was arraigned in judge Michael Pollard's court at 8:30 a.m. He will return to court Aug. 4 with a lawyer. Dean, 21, said he was hoping to settle his case quickly. Many first-time misdemeanor offenders are offered diversion and a $200 fine by the court; Dean was not.

"I was hoping for it to be over today," he said. "I was definitely hoping for (diversion), but I think that offer will be on the table next time, or hopefully, they'll drop" the charge.

Wearing a white dress shirt and jeans, Dean spoke quietly when asked for his plea. He spent the rest of the 90-minute meeting sitting alone in the third row of Court 2. Dean was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon early in the morning of June 19.

Tucson Police Department officers were called to an IHOP Restaurant on North Oracle Road at about 2:40 a.m. after a patron reported seeing Dean flash a gun in his waistband.

Dean was frisked for weapons, according to reports, but officers found nothing. Shortly thereafter, officers found two semiautomatic handguns underneath Dean's car, a late-model Chrysler 300, according to reports.

Dean's case will have no bearing on his future at Arizona. Suspended by coach Mike Stoops a week ago, Dean has decided to transfer to Texas A&M-Kingsville. Dean said he hopes to leave for Texas on Monday.