Illinois' Nunn arrested on suspicion of domestic battery

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 6:54 p.m. ET

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois guard Kendrick Nunn was jailed Thursday on suspicion of domestic battery after turning himself in to police, the latest of several recent allegations of misconduct by members of the school's basketball program.

Champaign police spokeswoman Laeisha Meaderds said Nunn was accused of striking a woman during a domestic dispute Wednesday afternoon at a home near campus. She said the woman's injury was minor.

Nunn was due in court Friday. Meaderds was not sure if Nunn had an attorney, and school officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Nunn's arrest follows three other Illinois player arrests since last summer. Junior Jaylon Tate pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor domestic abuse after his arrest Saturday. The team suspended Tate from the team Saturday after he was accused of striking his girlfriend in the face. The junior from Chicago pleaded not guilty Monday to misdemeanor domestic battery.

Illinois forward Leron Black pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault last month, and Darius Paul was kicked off the team last summer for misconduct during a team trip.

Nunn played in 28 games last season, averaging a little more than 15 points and five rebounds.


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