Illinois basketball standout Terrence Shannon Jr. got into serious trouble – he was arrested on Thursday, accused of rape. The University of Illinois promptly suspended him from the basketball program.
The arrest warrant came from the Douglas County District Attorney in Kansas, following an incident on September 8 during Shannon’s visit to Lawrence for the Illinois-Kansas football game. Shannon, 23, voluntarily went to Lawrence to surrender himself on Thursday and posted bail.
“The University and DIA [Division of Intercollegiate Athletics] have shown time and again that we have zero tolerance for sexual misconduct,” Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman said in a statement.