Louisville Guard Chris Jones Reportedly Sent Threatening Texts To Female Student
Many have been wondering what happened with star guard Chris Jones after he was dismissed from Louisville two days ago. Well, it appears some information has surfaced about the athlete’s previous suspension, which could shed some light — but not officially answer — on why Pick Pitino threw Jones off the team.
According to ESPN, Chris Jones was suspended from the Syracuse game on Feb. 18 due to an inappropriate text message he sent to a female student. According to the campus police, Jones was angry over the unnamed woman messing up his room and sent a text explaining that he was going to “smack the f*** out of [her].” After notifying school authorities, she did not press any charges.
But after sitting out the 69-59 loss to Syracuse, Pitino reinstated him for Saturday’s game against Miami in which he scored 17 points in a 55-53 victory. After the game he talked about his suspension: “It was Coach’s decision. It is what it is. I learned from it. Coach called it my selfish behavior of what happened between a situation. It’s just something I learned from — you’ve got to stay away from things like that and that’s what I’m going to do.”
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However, a day later he was dismissed from the team without the organization giving any semblance of a reason leaving a big question mark about the situation and the state of the Louisville program. After starting the season 18-3, they are 4-3 in February.
Jones leaves the team as the third highest scorer with 13.7 PPG, 3.6 APG, 4 RPG and 2 SPG. He is the second high profile dismissal this year, as in January Rasheed Sulaimon was kicked off of Duke.
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