Charge dropped against ex-Cat Terrence Jones after compromise with homeless man

Staff, Wire ReportsApril 22, 2014 

Rockets Pacers Basketball

Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones played against the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 20, 2013.

R. BRENT SMITH — Associated Press

A harassment charge against former University of Kentucky basketball star Terrence Jones concerning his alleged treatment of a homeless man in his hometown of Portland last summer, has been dismissed, the Oregonian reported Tuesday.

Jones, whose Houston Rockets are scheduled to play against the Trail Blazers in Portland on Friday in an NBA playoff game, agreed to a civil compromise, the Oregonian reported, citing court records.

The records obtained by the Oregonian say Jones must pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless.

"I'm pleased to say that we were able to resolve the underlying dispute to everyone's satisfaction,'' attorney James E. McCandlish, who represented the alleged victim, told the Oregonian.

Jones was arrested July 31 after he was seen stomping on a homeless man's leg, police said.

Jones, 22, pleaded not guilty to the allegation.

Portland police said the homeless man, Daniel John Kellerher, 46, suffered a minor injury.

Jones played two seasons at Kentucky, helping the Wildcats to the Final Four in 2011 and the national championship in 2012.

The Rockets selected Jones with the 18th pick of the 2012 draft. He played sparingly in his rookie season, averaging 5.5 points in 19 games. Jones' career took off this season. He has started 71 games and is averaging 12.1 points and 6.9 rebounds a game.

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