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Jereme Richmond says he's 'Illini for life'

Updated: January 17, 2011, 11:07 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Freshman forward Jereme Richmond cleared the air Monday, saying rumors circulating over the weekend about him transferring from Illinois were false.

"I dealt with some personal issues last week that caused me to miss two practices while I was home with my family in Waukegan," Richmond said in a statement. "With the help of Coach [Bruce] Weber and my family, I have worked through this situation. I appreciate their support and the support of my teammates for getting me through a difficult ...

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