Posted July 31, 2013

Rockets’ Terrence Jones arrested for allegedly stomping on homeless man

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Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly stomping on a homeless man in Portland. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested early Wednesday morning after allegedly stomping on a homeless man in Portland. (Rocky Widner/Getty Images)

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested early Wednesday morning in Portland after allegedly stomping on a 46-year-old homeless man, according to local news outlet KATU.

The 21-year-old Jones, who was born in Portland, was arrested at approximately 2 a.m. on Wednesday after reportedly yelling at a homeless man and stomping on his leg.  The 6-foot-9, 252-pound sophomore small-forward was charged with harassment and appeared in a Portland court on Wednesday afternoon.

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According to KATU, a police sergeant observed a man later identified as Jones exiting a bar and walking by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping. Jones then reportedly yelled at the two men and proceeded to stomp on one of the man’s legs. The victim, John Kellerher, received a minor leg injury but did not require immediate medical attention.

Jones, who was drafted 18th overall by Houston in the 2012 NBA Draft, appeared in only 19 games for the Rockets, spending most of his rookie year in the NBDL.

The Rockets have not issued a statement on the incident yet.

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3 comments
Kuro1
Kuro1

Hope that he gets a couple of years playing for the Oregon Department of Corrections... 

Macheen
Macheen

Nothing new. The millionaires and billionaires have been stomping on the middle and lower classes the past few decades.

CoryDowns
CoryDowns

Thank God for Riley Cooper.   Sincerely, Terrence Jones