Saturday, February 14, 2004
Freshman Jones reinstated by Red Storm
NEW YORK -- St. John's reinstated freshman basketball player
Tyler Jones on Friday, eight days after he was suspended from the team.
Jones, who sat out two games but was at practice, will be eligible to play Wednesday
night against Georgetown at Madison Square Garden.
Jones was one of six players suspended indefinitely for breaking
curfew and going to the strip club after a loss to Pittsburgh on
A woman told police she was raped by St. John's players she met
at the club, but no criminal charges were filed against the
players, and the woman was later charged with prostitution,
attempted extortion and filing fictitious reports.
Mohamed Diakite and Lamont Hamilton remain suspended, while
Grady Reynolds, Elijah Ingram and Abe Keita are no longer with the
program. Reynolds has been expelled, Ingram withdrew from the
university, and the St. John's judicial board suspended Keita from
school for one year.
Jones has appeared in 16 games, averaging 6.1 minutes per outing.