UI Basketball Player Arrested
University of Illinois police say basketball player Darius Paul faces preliminary charges of resisting a peace officer and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor.
Police say they arrested the 20-year-old sophomore early Tuesday on campus.
Capt. Roy Acree Police said an officer spotted two men crossing a parking lot around 3:20 a.m. The officer lost sight of the two but from her car spotted one a short distance away.
Acree said the man turned and walked away from the car and ran when told to stop.
Another officer tackled the man. Police say he said he had been drinking. Paul could not immediately be reached for comment.
Former University of Illinois basketball player Jereme Richmond faces battery and weapons charges.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports Richmond, of Waukegan, was arrested Monday after police say he shoved a 17-year-old girlfriend and threatened to shoot her outside her house. Police drove up as 19-year-old Richmond searched for something in a car while another man waited. Police found a gun in the car.
Richmond is charged with aggravated battery, aggravated unlawful use of weapons, domestic battery and other charges. Lake County court officials say he hasn't entered a plea and doesn't yet have an attorney.
Richmond was heavily recruited but spent one season at Illinois. He played sparingly and was benched for off-court issues before leaving for the NBA draft. He wasn't drafted.