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.
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