Portland police arrested Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones after "he yelled at a homeless man and stomped on his leg" early Wednesday morning, according to KATU.com. The incident happened at about 2 a.m. local time.Per police reports, an officer watched a man later identified as Jones "walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping," before he "yelled, 'Wake up,' then raised his leg and stomped down on one of the man’s legs." The victim only received minor injuries that didn't command immediate medical attention.
The second-year NBA player was officially charged with harassment and will attend a court date Wednesday.
A Portland native who starred for the local Jefferson High School, Jones later played for the University of Kentucky before being selected in the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft by Houston. It's currently unclear how the team will handle this matter.
Uhh what? Seriously? I mean Terrence Jones was obviously wasted here right? Like, I mean don't get me wrong I've been walking home drunk in downtown Iowa City myself past bums plenty of times but I've never thought to myself "damn, I should just stomp on these homeless guys."
Not to mention the fact that Jones is an NBA player, I mean, what the hell does it matter to him that these guys are homeless? Seriously, Jones is set to make $1.5M next season. I have to imagine he thought "how can I help out these bums? Give them a few bucks out of my million dollar salary? Nah, I'll just stomp on their legs for a little bit." I honestly have no idea what to think here, but at the end of the day I highly doubt that he sees any serious reprecussions from the league or the Rockets. Maybe a small fine, but that's pretty much going to be it.
The NBA, where caring happens.
PS - These dudes can totally get a settlement out of this right? I mean besides the fact that they can't afford a lawyer, and probably couldn't represent themselves in a courtroom obviously.
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