2 UofL basketball players arrested
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two projected starters for Louisville's basketball team were released from jail Sunday after being arrested the night before on misdemeanor charges of resisting law enforcement in southern Indiana.
University of Louisville spokesman Kenny Klein confirmed that sophomore forward Terrence Jennings and senior guard Jerry Smith were arrested on the misdemeanor charges Saturday night in Jeffersonville, Ind. Both were released from the Clark County jail on Sunday morning.
Klein said basketball coach Rick Pitino is aware of the arrests and the issue will be handled inside the program.
Details of the arrests were not immediately available Sunday afternoon. A message left for a jail spokesman was not immediately returned.
The Courier-Journal newspaper reported that Jennings and Smith attended a Louisville alumni homecoming party at a banquet hall in Jeffersonville, just across the Ohio River from Louisville.
Smith, a 6-foot-2 senior from Wauwatosa, Wis., was named a co-captain for the upcoming season. He started 35 games last season and averaged 7.8 points and 2.1 rebounds.
Jennings, a 6-foot-10 sophomore from Sacramento, Calif., averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds last season. He is expected to earn a spot in the Cardinals' starting lineup this season.
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