Friday , Aug , 02 , 2013 Paul Eide

Houston Rockets Jones Arrested For Stomping Homeless Man

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones was arrested in Portland early Wednesday morning and charged with harassment after yelling at a homeless man and stomping on his leg.

HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Uh, what?


We've grown accustomed to hearing about NBA players doing things that are just ridiculous. Gilbert Arenas comes to mind. And so does Lamar Odom. As well as a host of other strange incidents that involve NBA players.

Let's not forget how imposing Jones is. At 6-9, roughly 250 pounds, Jones is a huge human being, a fact that can be lost amongst the back drop of him playing in a league with other incredibly large human beings.

But in terms of pure stupidity and heinousness, Jones' case maybe the hardest to reconcile. We don't picture NBA players as bullies when they are off the court; but that's the role Jones chose to fill yesterday morning. 

Here are the details, according to local news station KATU.

Jones, a former Kentucky standout, walked by two homeless men sleeping in a doorway while leaving a Portland bar and proceeded to yell "Wake Up" before allegedly stomping on one of the men's legs, according to the police report filed by police spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson.

The victim, identified as 46-year-old Daniel John Kellerher, suffered only minor injuries to his leg that did not require immediate medical attention. The incident occurred in the vicinity of 114 Northwest 3rd Avenue in downtown Portland.Jones was booked at the Multnomah County Jail and released this morning. He is due in court on Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Of course, his lawyer has a completely different take on the situation.

In his rookie season, Jones only played in 19 games. Jones was formerly part of the University of Kentucky NCAA men's basketball team that won the national championship.

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