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Houston Rockets Terrence Jones arrested for stomping a homeless man

07/31/2013 at 11:18 am By

terrence jones mugshotTerrence Jones — a reserve forward for the Houston Rockets — was arrested and charged with harassment in Portland early Wednesday morning for allegedly stomping on the leg of a homeless person, reports KATU.com. Here are details:

While watching the group walk away from the bar, the sergeant observed a man, later identified as 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.

From the details, it seems as if Jones was coming off a night of partying and thought it would be funny to pick on the less fortunate for his own amusement. Turns out that was a pretty bone-headed idea. There’s nothing cool about a millionaire basketball player kicking a sleeping homeless man. Instead of making headlines for donating a few bucks to the less fortunate, Jones is in the news for harassing them. Brilliant.

Jones was a HS basketball star in the Portland area before playing two seasons for the University of Kentucky. He was drafted 18th overall in 2012 and played 19 games for the Rockets last season. He takes home the “dumbest athlete arrest of the Summer” award for 2013 in a landslide.

-ALR

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8 Comments so far

  1. Cd

    on 07/31/2013 - Reply

    You wonder why this Nation could give a sh!t about Mr Martin in Fl,or voter ID laws. Hell people like this player can’t read.

    • Geroid

      on 07/31/2013 - Reply

      CD You can hide behind this computer but one day you will find yourself on the opposite end of situation you cant handle. Your remarks about Mr. Martin has nothing to do with this article.

  2. Tejano2k

    on 07/31/2013 - Reply

    He will do the same as all the other athletes do when they screw-up and do something stupid…apologize and go on like nothing ever happened. Then, we (fans) go out and buy their jersey. Simple as that!

    • Gypsy66

      on 08/01/2013 - Reply

      His punishment should be to sponsor at least one homeless person for the next 10 years. Clothes, food, home, job training, everything! But he’s probably going to get his wrists slapped and told to apologize.

  3. Kal

    on 08/01/2013 - Reply

    I’m wondering…what race was the homeless guy? Riley Cooper, Marcus Vick…it’s real easy to make everything people say and do about race! Simple fact is, stupid is as stupid does!

    • DAVID BARNES

      on 08/01/2013 - Reply

      If it was a non-African American, it is perfectly alright to stomp them. But….If it was an African American, then it’s perfectly alright for them to do it to each other. They can use the “N” word without any problems, but let someone that is not African American say it and all HELL breaks loose. I don’t see any white organizations pushing their race (other than HATE groups which I despise)for equality. This is the 21st century. People need to get their head out of their asses. Political correctness is pure BULLSHIT!

  4. Samuel

    on 08/01/2013 - Reply

    This story is about a stupid basketball player, disrespecting the homeless. Let’s keep politics and race baiting out of it.

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