NBA players arrested for stomping homeless man

Posted: August 02, 2013

AT 6-9, 252 POUNDS, Terrence Jones may be the biggest jerk in the NBA.

The Rockets forward was arrested in Portland, Ore., yesterday morning after a police officer said he saw him stomp on a homeless man's leg.

While Jones is innocent until proven guilty, a spokesman for the Portland police said an officer - present as a crowd left a downtown club - saw Jones walk by two sleeping homeless men and yell, "Wake up!"

Jones then allegedly stomped on 46-year-old Daniel Kellerher's leg. Police said Kellerher did not require medical attention.

The 21-year-old Jones was booked on a misdemeanor harassment and released.

According to KPTV in Portland, Jones appeared in court yesterday afternoon and pleaded not guilty. Jones did not speak at the hearing, at which a trial date was set for Sept. 6.

Jones attended high school in Portland and is in his second season with the Rockets, who selected him 18th overall out of Kentucky in the 2012 draft.

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