PORTLAND – Charges against NBA star Terrence Jones were dropped after he was accused last July of stomping on a sleeping homeless man in Portland.
Jones, a Jefferson High School graduate and current NBA forward with the Houston Rockets, was arrested in connection with the incident on Wednesday, July 31.
A patrolling officer said at the time he saw a group of people, including Jones, leaving the Tube nightclub just after 2 a.m. The officer said 21-year-old Jones walked by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping, yelled “wake up,” and then stomped on the leg of one of the men.
The victim had a minor leg injury and refused medical attention.
Jones pleaded not guilty to harassment charges.
The charges were dismissed by Judge Henry Kantor on April 18. According to The Oregonian, in a civil compromise, Jones will have to pay $10,000 to a charity organization that benefits the homeless.