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Jeff Capel Talks about Charges Against Ithiel Horton: ‘He Is Someone We Care About’

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PITTSBURGH — Panthers head coach Jeff Capel spoke at length about guard Ithiel Horton, whose charges stemming from a Nov. 6 arrest were re-filed today, following Pitt’s win over Boston College.

“To be honest with you, today has been a very emotional day for me … I feel for him. I love him, he is a great, great kid,” Capel said. “It’s been an emotional day for all of us, because he is someone that we care about, that we love.”

Capel said that as he went to make his gameday radio appearance earlier, he saw a video screen playing Horton’s highlights, which made him feel emotional.

“It was Ithiel doing his ballhandling routine before [the] Louisville [game], and he had a big smile on his face,” Capel said. “This is what he loves to do. He loves to play basketball, he loves to be a part of the team. That had been taken from him … I got really emotional.”

Horton will have a preliminary hearing on Jan. 26, and will be suspended indefinitely until his criminal case is resolved. Forward John Hugley, who missed time last year following legal issues of his own, said he’s talked with Horton and tried to help him throughout the process because of his own experience being suspended last season while dealing with his own legal issues.

“That’s why I’ve been there for IT, from the start of it,” Hugley said. “After I leave out of here, I’m gonna call him and make sure to keep [his spirits up].”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Bill Testa
Bill Testa
8 months ago

Capel is a good person. You can tell he truly cares about his players. Hopefully Horton learns from his poor judgement and gets his priorities straight. Everyone deserves a second chance and to right their wrongs.

Johnny2cents
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill Testa

No disrespect but you have no idea what happened. The biggest farce in the world is that all police have integrity. They historically overcharge as an intimidation tactic and scared underrepresented people take the plea deal to avoid the harsher penalty because public defender’s are overworked and underpaid. Our legal system is quite flawed. I wish him the best and hope he can afford competent counsel.

Last edited 8 months ago by Johnny2cents
Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Johnny2cents

The mentally ill geriatric poster known as Sturg is arguing with himself again. You’re not fooling anyone Billy2centsTesta. You belong in a rubber room.

Bill Testa
Bill Testa
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

What did I say that set you off? Everyone deserves a second chance in life. Unless of course you are sin free. We know that is not the case. You sinned twice in one paragraph. Horton put himself in the situation he is in. He needs to deal with whatever happens and learn from it and make amends

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill Testa

Ok now post something under the name Johnny2cents….then Krackerjack Kid….then Irish Hammer…..then Me not you. You’re a one man clown show.

Mark Rectum
Mark Rectum
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Ur posting under ur gay lovers name!

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Rectum

Thanks for showing everyone your disturbing fascination with men’s rectums Sturg aka Send It In aka Justin Dietrich aka Krackerjack Kid aka Joe Bunda aka Rusty Shackleford aka Me not you aka many more lame, fake accounts.

Mark Rectum
Mark Rectum
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

Thanks for showing ur fascination with guys!

Bill Testa
Bill Testa
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Recker

What are you talking about? I have one post on here. The other people you mention are not me.

Mark Rectum
Mark Rectum
8 months ago
Reply to  Bill Testa

U have to excuse mark. He hasn’t had his daily dose of man juice. Makes him very angry.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark Rectum

Bill Rectum? Or is it Mark Testa? Or Johnny2Rectums? Either way you’re not fooling anyone. The same mentally ill old man with no life playing around on the Psych Ward computer. Sad.

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