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Reports: Pitt Guard Ithiel Horton Arrested After Alleged Assault of Police Officer

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Pitt’s leading returning scorer Ithiel Horton was arrested Friday night on Pittsburgh’s South Side for allegedly assaulting a police officer.

KDKA-TV first reported that police were called to the scene around 1 a.m., when Horton was in a dispute with a tow truck operator who was towing Horton’s vehicle. Police accused Horton of striking an officer in the face and causing his lip to bleed before fleeing the scene on foot.

Horton was then arrested and is facing charges of aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, along with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and public drunkenness.

Pitt athletics released the following comment regarding the situation.

“We are aware of a report regarding one of our student-athletes, but will decline comment until additional information is gathered.”

Pitt, which is already without Nike Sibande, opens its 2021-22 season on Tuesday vs. The Citadel.

Pittsburgh Sports Now is working to find out more on this story.

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Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
20 days ago

Another arrest on Capel’s watch. The team sucks and he has no control over that program. He’s all talk. No results.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
20 days ago

This program is an embarrassment. Capel needs to go

Justin Dietrich
Justin Dietrich
20 days ago

So we’re bringing in “high character” players and we still suck? I’d be OK with an arrest or 2 if we were actually winning. We’re essentially the LV Raiders of the ACC at this point… Hopefully Capel resigns soon.

D.J.
D.J.
20 days ago

Hes’ not resigning!!! His salary is almost $4 million per year and Coach K is retiring so he has nowhere to go.

Pitt Fan in White Oak
Pitt Fan in White Oak
20 days ago
Reply to  D.J.

Does Pitt really want to buy out Capel?

Last edited 20 days ago by Pitt Fan in White Oak
Joe Bunda
Joe Bunda
19 days ago

You would “be ok with an arrest or 2”? Really? What’s that say about Capel, the university, this program and you?

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
20 days ago

Capel loved talking about race equity last year. Let’s see how he addresses the misogyny on his team.

“ Horton allegedly yelled at the officers, which included a derogatory comment directed at a female officer.”

richard ellison
richard ellison
18 days ago

players have to be held accountable for their own actions. coaches have nothing to do with how a player carries himself away from the court. Hes a grown adult ! Dont put that blame on the coach an his staff. Has nothing to do with how he runs his program .

D.J.
D.J.
20 days ago

Loved the Capel hire but not working out. Time to move on. Shoots for the stars recruiting and comes up short everytime. Settles for players or scrambles to fill out the roster. If the reports are accurate this young man should be thrown off the team.

richard ellison
richard ellison
18 days ago
Reply to  D.J.

just supsend him an let him do some community service ! You did the same for a player whom stole a car last season. Now he`s back on the team.

Joe Bunda
Joe Bunda
20 days ago

Capel can’t coach and can’t recruit ( currently 12th rated 2022 class in ACC ) ….. other than that , everything seems fine 🤔

dennis wagner
19 days ago
Reply to  Joe Bunda

We keep coming up with excuses on Capel’s recruiting follies. But you cannot ignore the alleged criminal behavior of his players who had no disciplinary problems until arriving at Pitt. This also does not account for the numerous transfers midseason of the teams top players. There must be an amendment in his contract concerning his accountability for the actions of his players. Such an amendment should release Pitt from any buy-out clause in the worst coaching hire at Pitt since the football debacle. It also another sad story in the AD beginning in over her head at a university like… Read more »

Joe Bunda
Joe Bunda
19 days ago
Reply to  dennis wagner

Have you ever heard of sarcasm?

richard ellison
richard ellison
18 days ago
Reply to  Joe Bunda

go cheer for Penn state !

richard ellison
richard ellison
18 days ago
Reply to  dennis wagner

Wanger you`re such a total non supportive ass clown

richard ellison
richard ellison
18 days ago
Reply to  Joe Bunda

he can recurit but you can`t make players come here if there are other coaches giving improper gifts. He has lost recurits to schools that the alumi are involved behind the scences. Been there an seen it happen to recurits on visits . Money being left under pillows by the housekeeping maids.

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