|UNC Football Player
Charged With Assault
January 15, 2002
North Carolina football player Kitwana Jones was arrested Monday
after an altercation at a dance in the Student Union's Great
Hall on Saturday night.
Reports state that Jones
was charged with one count of misdemeanor assault inflicting
serious injury after he allegedly hit another man, cutting the
Jones was released Monday
on a written promise to appear in court.
A 5-foot-11, 235-pound
backup fullback who played primarily on special teams, Jones was
attending a dance in the Great Hall when people started pushing
one another, reports state. He allegedly hit the victim after
the victim came to help a friend, who had been put in a full
nelson by an unknown man, reports state.
Jones said he had been
hit in the eye by the victim's friend first, but witnesses
claimed that no one else threw a punch, reports state.
Kevin Best, assistant
director of athletic communications, said Monday that Jones was
already on suspension for "violating team policies"
prior to Saturday's incident.
Jones, a sophomore from
Wilmington, played in nine games in 2001 and made three tackles.