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Illinois Star Kendrick Nunn Arrested, Charged With Domestic Battery

Junior guard Kendrick Nunn is the fourth Illinois men's basketball player to be arrested since August, and the second to be charged with domestic battery in the last week. On Wednesday evening, Nunn allegedly pushed and struck a woman in the back of the head after an argument over money. From The News-Gazette:

First Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Ziegler said Champaign police were called to the apartment of the alleged victim in the 500 block of South Second Street, Champaign, about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday.

“Neighbors call 911 to report a loud argument. They hear a woman yelling, ‘Get off of me’ and a man yelling, ‘Give me my money,’” Ziegler said.

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“She said they were arguing about their relationship and whether or not she owed him money and at some point he did push her and strike her in the back of the head. During the physical part of the altercation is when Champaign police showed up,” Ziegler said.

Ziegler said police reported seeing red marks on her neck and shoulder. They took photos.

The information was taken to the state’s attorney’s office Thursday and Judge John Kennedy issued a warrant for Nunn’s arrest with a $5,000 bond.

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate was arrested for domestic battery back on March 12. Leron Black was arrested in February for pulling a knife on a bouncer, and Darius Paul was arrested in France for public intoxication during a team trip to Europe. It hasn't been a banner year for Illinois basketball, or the athletic department as a whole.

[The News-Gazette]

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