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Weber felt for Jereme Richmond

Updated: October 27, 2011, 3:33 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Illinois coach Bruce Weber said Thursday he was concerned about Jereme Richmond's future when he decided to leave the program following his freshman season.

Since departing Illinois last season, Richmond, who was not selected in the NBA draft in June, was arrested for battery and weapon charges after allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend and her father in August. He returned to jail after failing a drug test last week.

"Anytime a kid leaves a program, who ...

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