Houston Rockets star Terrence Jones has been arrested and charged with harassment, after reportedly 'stamping' on a homeless man in Portland.
The incident occurred on Wednesday at around 2am after Jones left the nightclub Tube with a group of people.
The incident was spotted by a patrolling police sergeant, who claims he saw Jones raise his leg and proceed to stamp on the homeless man.
The homeless man named as Daniel Kellerher has revealed his shock at the behaviour of the 21-year-old forward, and has admitted he is finding it hard to come to terms with the ordeal.
“I didn’t do nothing,” Kellerher, told television station KGW on Thursday. “I was laying there sleeping. It was a shock, you know? Something like an electric fence went through me at that point in time.
“You know it don’t feel good. It’s hard. I just want to cry. It’s just hard to talk about because it hurts. I didn’t think anybody would ever do that.”
Kevin O’Connell, a member of Jones' attorney said on Wednesday that Jones did shout 'wake up' but did not intentionally stamp on Kellerher.
O’Connell told reporters that Jones 'tripped over Mr. Kellerher'.
Police have since revealed Kellerher received an initial minor injury that needed no medical attention.
Jones has pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against him, and a trial date of September 6 has been set for the case.
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