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Wednesday / August 17.
  • Dismissed Louisville PG Chris Jones Threatened Girlfriend

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    Chris JonesBy JOSH NEWMAN

    Louisville released a report on Monday saying that dismissed point guard Chris Jones threatened his girlfriend last week

    As reported by the Louisville Courier-Journal, a call response run report shows that on Feb. 17, after his intimate “off and on” girlfriend had “messed up” his room at the Province Apartments, Jones responded by texting her that he would “smack TF (the f—) out of” her.

    Jones reportThe call response run report was obtained by the Courier-Journal from Louisville under the Kentucky Open Records Act. The university said there was another incident linked to Jones, but declined to release a report on it citing a pending investigation. The Kentucky Open Records Act exempts police reports on pending criminal investigations.

    “He’s no longer on the basketball team,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said Monday night after his team held off Georgia Tech 52-51, according to Eric Crawford. “He’s got to talk for himself. … Nothing I can say can remedy the situation.”

    Pitino added: “Mistakes were made, and sometimes in life you got to pay for those.”

    After the incident on Feb. 17, Pitino suspended Jones for the Cardinals’ road game later that night at Syracuse, which it lost, 69-59. He was reinstated for Louisville’s 55-53 win over Miami on Saturday as he scored 17 points to go along with five rebounds in 36 minutes.

    A star at junior college power Northwest Florida State College, Jones was a two-time first-team NJCAA All-American and was named NJCAA Division I Player of the Year before enrolling at Louisville last season.

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