Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr. charged with rape

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Illinois star Terrence Shannon Jr. charged with rape – Gudstory

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Terrence Shannon Jr

Terrence Shannon Jr
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Illinois basketball guard Terrence Shannon Jr. has been charged with rape in Douglas County, Kansas, over an alleged incident that occurred in September when the Illinois football team was in town for a game.

He was suspended from all school activities immediately Announce Thursday. They made sure of that IncludesIn addition, Shannon was not in Kansas representing the university on official duties or was not a member of the university’s official traveling party.

“The university and DIA have shown time and time again that we have zero tolerance for sexual misconduct,” athletic director Josh Whitman said in a statement. statement. “At the same time, DIA policy provides student-athletes with appropriate levels of due process based on the nature and severity of the allegations.”

Shannon traveled back to Kansas after the warrant was issued for his arrest, then returned to Illinois after posting bail. The state of Illinois was aware of the incident when it occurred in September, but said it did not have sufficient evidence or information to take action.

So far this season, Shannon is averaging 33 minutes, 21.7 points per game (second in the Big 10) and 4.5 rebounds. He transferred to Illinois from Texas Tech after the 2021-2022 season. His comment at this time is indefinite.


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