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Villanova junior guard Corey Stokes was issued a citation for public urination early Thursday morning.
Stokes was urinating between two parked cars at about 3 a.m. while surrounded by several teammates when a Lower Merion police car pulled up. The incident occurred outside a bar down the street from the Villanova campus after the Wildcats beat South Florida, 74-49.
“He got a summary offense for disorderly conduct,” said a source with direct knowledge of the situation.
Stokes was not arrested and will have to pay a fine, the source said.
“This was a simple mistake by a college student,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said in a statement. “Corey regrets it and has apologized for it. We will now deal with it within our basketball family.”
Sources said Stokes was expected to play in Saturday’s nationally televised game at Syracuse (9 p.m., ESPN).
Syracuse and Villanova have both secured first-round byes in the Big East tournament beginning March 9 at Madison Square Garden.
A junior from Bayonne, N.J., Stokes is averaging 9.1 points and 4.0 rebounds.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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