University of Illinois basketball player Kendrick Nunn has been charged with domestic battery for allegedly striking a woman in her apartment Wednesday evening. Champaign police arrested the junior guard at 5:10 p.m. Thursday after a judge issued a warrant earlier in the day on the misdemeanor charges. Nunn turned himself in. Later Thursday, UI athletic director Josh Whitman and men's basketball coach John Groce issued a joint statement, indicating Nunn "has been suspended indefinitely from all team-related activities pending legal proceedings and an investigation into allegations of domestic battery." The two issued a similar statement after UI guard Jaylon Tate's arrest on Saturday morning. Tate, too, is suspended for alleged domestic violence. "Once again," Thursday's statement read, "we encourage everyone to allow the legal process to work before passing judgment." First Assistant State’s Attorney Steve Ziegler said Champaign police were called to the apartment of the alleged victim in the 500 block of South Second Street, Champaign, about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. “Neighbors call 911 to report a loud argument. They hear a woman yelling, ‘Get off of me’ and a man yelling, ‘Give me my money,’” Ziegler said. Police talked to the 20-year-old woman at the door of her apartment. Nunn was in the living room but no one else was in the apartment, he said. “Initially, they both indicate it is just a friendship and that nothing physical happened,” the prosecutor said. Police officers talked to Nunn and asked him to leave. Ziegler said there was no arrest at the time because both Nunn and the woman said nothing happened. Ziegler said some time later, the woman called the police and said that she and Nunn do indeed have a relationship and that something had happened. Officers returned to her apartment.
Illinois Star Kendrick Nunn Arrested, Charged With Domestic Battery
The News-Gazette | Mar 18