Former Wildcat Terrence Jones pleads not guilty in homeless harassment case

PORTLAND, Ore. (WKYT) - Former University of Kentucky forward and current NBA player Terrence Jones pleaded not guilty to charges he harassed a homeless man by stomping on him early Wednesday.

KOIN in Portland reports police arrested Jones at around 2 a.m. Wednesday after a police sergeant says he observed Jones leave a bar and stop at a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping, yelled at them, and then stomped on one of the men's legs.

Jones helped the Wildcats go to the Final Four his freshman year and then to the national title in 2012. In the NBA draft, Jones was selected by the Houston Rockets.

KOIN reports the victim, 46-year-old Daniel John Kellerher, suffered a minor leg injury but did not require serious medical attention.

Jones appeared at his arraignment Wednesday afternoon with his mother and his attorney where he entered a not guilty plea. An Oregon judge granted Jones permission to remain out of custody and travel outside the state.

His trial date was set for Sept. 6.

A Houston Rockets spokesperson emailed KOIN to say the team had no comment.

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