Report: Former Louisville guard Chris Jones charged with rape, sodomy

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Recently dismissed Louisville point guard Chris Jones has been charged with rape and sodomy, according to a report from the Louisville Courier-Journal on Thursday morning.

According to the paper, there were two alleged victims: one woman that is 19, and another that is 20. The incident occurred on Saturday night and resulted in Jones getting dismissed from the program and Sunday morning.

Neither of them are the woman that Chris Jones sent a threatening text message to last week, an incident that got him suspended from the team for a game against Louisville.

Two warrants have been issued for Jones’ arrest, according to WRDB, and the accusations don’t paint Jones in a good light:

According to the warrants, Jones raped and sodomized a woman on Saturday and was able to identify Jones “because she recognized him as a University of Louisville basketball player” and he told her his name. That woman was examined at the university, one warrant says.

A second warrant says Jones, along with two other people, forced a woman to have intercourse and oral sex. She also identified Jones as a U of L player, according to the warrant. She was taken to University Hospital, where she was treated.

He turned himself in this morning, pleading not guilty. He was released on $25,000 bond and will be on house arrest.

Louisville released the following statement on the matter:

“On Feb. 17 while at a team dinner, Coach Rick Pitino was informed of a text message sent by Chris Jones to another individual. Chris was removed from the dinner table, immediately suspended from the team. After the matter was addressed within the university and Chris surrendered his cell phone, he was permitted to return to the team on Feb. 19 with strict internal disciplinary measures attached, among which included a curfew. It was discovered shortly after noon on Feb. 22 that Chris had violated a curfew and there were other accusations, without knowing specifics. At that time, Chris was immediately dismissed from the team.

“While Chris is no longer a member of our team, we understand that the allegations are very serious. While we cannot comment on this ongoing investigation, we certainly expect our student-athletes to uphold certain standards, including their treatment of others. We have great respect for the legal process and our university procedures and we will cooperate as requested with this matter.”