On Thursday, Ithiel Horton’s four charges – Aggravated Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, and Public Drunkenness – were all dismissed, according to court records obtained by Pittsburgh Sports Now.
Horton was arrested in early November after an alleged physical encounter with a police officer on the South Side.
After hearing of the incident, Pitt suspended Horton indefinitely. While he is still suspended, this new development now gives Horton hope to return to the team this season.
In a similar situation last year, Pitt’s John Hugley had all of his felony charges dropped on May 13. Later that day, Hugley was reinstated to the team.
Last season for the Panthers, Horton averaged 8.9 points per game and hit 43 three-pointers in 22 appearances. For a team lacking shooting and scoring help, Horton would be a huge addition to the Panthers.