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Ithiel Horton Reinstated to Pitt Program Months After Arrest

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On Thursday, Pitt announced that it has reinstated wing Ithiel Horton, shortly after today’s court case in which Horton’s charges were dropped.

“We are grateful that Ithiel’s situation has been resolved,” Jeff Capel said in a release. “It is unfortunate that he had to miss the past two months, but I know he has remained hungry to get back with his teammates and have the opportunity to represent the University of Pittsburgh again. I am really proud of the way he handled his academic responsibilities, making the Dean’s List, while dealing with this situation. Ithiel has remained positive and confident throughout this process and we are eager to integrate him back into the team. His teammates were excited when they heard he has been cleared to rejoin the group. We look forward to his full return to the University of Pittsburgh and the opportunity to continue to mentor and lead a young man eager to make the most of his opportunity here.”

His charges – Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness – were all dismissed, according to court records obtained by Pittsburgh Sports Now. These charges stemmed from an incident back in early November after Horton allegedly punched a police officer on the South Side in an altercation.

Last year, Horton averaged 8.9 points per game and hit 43 three-pointers in 22 appearances for Pitt. For a team that is shooting 61.2% from the field as well as just 29.8% from three-point land, Horton is a huge addition to the mix.

“I grateful to have this situation resolved and have the opportunity to get back to my life as a member of the Pitt basketball team and to fully return to the University of Pittsburgh,” Horton said. “The past two months have been extremely difficult but the support and constant encouragement from my family, Coach Capel, the rest of the coaching staff and my teammates really helped me stay strong and keep working. I am also thankful for the support and guidance from [Director of Athletics] Heather Lyke and the rest of the leadership group here at Pitt. I am just ready to put this behind me and get back out on the court with my teammates.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
8 months ago

Will he be back off the team when the charges are refiled?

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago

Do you work for Steve Zappala? When will the charges be refiled Sturg?

Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Read a little more man. I just share what I learn from other sources. You act like I’m making this stuff up Bro.

It was a scheduling issue and it looks like the cops can refile.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago

You share BS & nonsense from all those voices in your head.

Jessie Puggle
Jessie Puggle
8 months ago

Why are the charges being refiled? They were dismissed altogether. Your question makes no sense.

Last edited 8 months ago by Jessie Puggle
Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
8 months ago
Reply to  Jessie Puggle

Per the PG:

“Thurs­day’s de­vel­op­ment may not sig­nal the end of Hor­ton’s le­gal or­deal. Mike Manko, chief spokes­man for the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice, said the of­fi­cer who filed the com­plaint, who is also the al­leged vic­tim, had a sched­ul­ing con­flict Thurs­day and could not ap­pear for the hear­ing. The charges are ex­pected to be re­filed.”

C’oman man!

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago

Who’s Coman?

Jessie Puggle
Jessie Puggle
8 months ago

Thanks for the update. I do not read the PG. Trash rag paper.

The Truth
The Truth
8 months ago
Reply to  Jessie Puggle

Sounds like you are a Trumper and don’t like the truth. . . the PG, like all legitimate news sources, simply reports what people say and do. You obviously don’t like when your boy Trump and the republicans are jacka** crooks and cons, so bury your head in the sand and act like the truth are lies.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  The Truth

Mental illness on display for the world.

Send it in !
Send it in !
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

The Truth isn’t. TDS for sure though.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Send it in !

No, mental illness. You’re a blithering clown Sturg.

The Truth
The Truth
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Hey Reckin’ Ball, sounds like you can’t take the truth. LMAO at you.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  The Truth

Yes, sitting by yourself with a full diaper laughing like a crazy person. What a wonderful life you have Sturg.

The Truth
The Truth
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

ha, ha, ha. . . seems you’re a bit sensitive. It’s fun to get your worked up. . . way to fall for it. Ha, ha, ha.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  The Truth

Ho, ho, ho…most crazy people don’t realize that they’re mentally ill. Now take your pills & change your diaper Sturg. Ho, ho, ho.

Joe Bunda
Joe Bunda
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

It’s great fun seeing these responders get under your skin “Sturg.” How does it feel being consistently embarrassed and looking like a pathetic low culture fool?

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe Bunda

You’re projecting again Sturg. I’m sure that you don’t know what this means since you’re a moron but it has a lot to do with your mental illness. Also, still laughing at your idiotic prediction that Williams from Louisville would dominate against Pitt. 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 turnovers. Keep posting & we’ll keep laughing at you.

Last edited 8 months ago by Mark Recker
Send it in !
Send it in !
8 months ago

People like to act like this kid and other one (nike or adidas or something) were/are game changers. They aren’t. Both are/were marginal players on a bad team

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Send it in !

They changed a few games last year. If you think that Pitt would not have a better record this year with Horton & Sibande in the lineup then you are dumber Justin Dietrich.

Dukes

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