July 31, 2013
Terrence Jones was arrested and charged with harrassment after stomping on a homeless man's leg at 2 a.m. on Wednesday after leaving a Portland club, according to a Portland website report.
Jones plead not guilty, according to the report, and will re-appear in court on Sept. 6.
More details from the report:
While watching a group of people walk away from a club called Tube, a Portland police sergeant saw Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping, according to police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.
The sergeant said Jones yelled, “Wake up,” then raised his leg and stomped down on one of the man’s legs. The men were sleeping in the doorway of 114 Northwest 3rd Avenue.
On his way into court Jones refused to comment, but his attorney said Jones didn't stomp on the man and that "this isn't a criminal matter."
For Jones, a former Wildcat who got into one late-night incident while in Lexington, it's a blemish on his just-beginning NBA career. Late nights, returning from a club, and allegedly unprovoked attacks on homeless men are not a good look.
While most former Wildcats have spent the summer being drafted, returning to work camps or participating in Team USA scrimmages, Jones is one who now faces scrutiny instead of support as he tries to find a place in the league.