Kendrick Nunn arrested on domestic battery charge

Illini junior guard Kendrick Nunn was arrested on Thursday and charged with domestic battery.

Illini junior guard Kendrick Nunn was arrested on Thursday and charged with domestic battery - per a report by The News-Gazette.

Nunn is the second Illinois basketball player to be arrested on a domestic battery charge in the last week, and he is the fourth Illini player to be arrested since August. Fellow Simeon product Jaylon Tate was arrested last Saturday, and he plead not guilty to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge in court on Monday. Illini sophomore forward Leron Black was arrested on Feb. 20 and charged with aggravated assault.

According to the report, Nunn allegedly struck a women in her apartment on Wednesday evening. A warrant was issued for his arrest on Thursday after the alleged victim told police of the incident. First Assistant State's Attorney Steve Ziegler told The News-Gazette that Nunn allegedly "struck her around the head, pushed her to the floor and held her by the neck".

Nunn's bond has been set at $5,000 and he will appear in court at 1:30 p.m. CT on Friday. Nunn averaged 15.5 points and five rebounds per game in his junior season.

More as this story develops.


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