July 31, 2013 Portland Oregon – NBA players are no strangers when it comes to getting into trouble with the law, but the Houston Rockets’ second-year forward Terrence Jones might have established an all-time low.
Jones, who is expected to compete in training camp for the starting power forward spot next to Dwight Howard, was arrested early Wednesday in his native Portland after he was seen by police stomping on the leg of a homeless man.
Jones, who was a rookie last season, was charged with harassment, a Class B misdemeanor, and released on his own recognizance, about four hours after the incident outside a Portland night club, according to police. He has a court date scheduled for next Tuesday.
Jones, 21, was taken into custody after a Portland police sergeant saw a large group of people exit the Tube nightclub. As the group walked into the street, the officer used a PA system to tell the group to go back onto the sidewalk.
According to the police news release, the sergeant, Anthony Passadore, saw Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping, and witnessed Jones yelling “wake up!” to one of the homeless men, who was identified as Daniel John Lellerher, 46. Jones then raised his leg and stomped down on Lellerher’s leg. He suffered a minor leg injury but did not require medical attention.
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