University of Kansas athletics last month made national news because of an on-campus altercation involving football and basketball players. Now, University of Louisville basketball, which is already dealing with its own off-court troubles, has to handle the fallout from an altercation involving two of its key players.
Star sophomore center Terrence Jennings and senior captain Jerry Smith were arrested and charged with resisting arrest after an incident last weekend at a University of Louisville alumni homecoming party in Jeffersonville, Ind., the Louisville Cardinal reports. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Jennings pushed a police officer and was tased. Jennings and Smith are scheduled to appear in court for arraignment Monday.
With practice set to start Friday, this is not the kind of news Louisville wants to deal with, especially after all the off-season buzz surrounding head coach Rick Pitino. Neither player will miss any game time, reports ESPN.com.
"Anytime you defy a police officer, it's serious," Pitino tells ESPN.com. "They will be punished and are being punished right now."