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Case dismissed for NBA player accused of stomping homeless man in Portland

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Terrence Jones in court, July 2013 Terrence Jones in court, July 2013
Terrence Jones accepts his McDonald's All-American award at Jefferson High School in Portland. (File photo) Terrence Jones accepts his McDonald's All-American award at Jefferson High School in Portland. (File photo)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Harassment charges have been dismissed against an NBA player accused of stomping on a homeless man in Portland.

Terrence Jones was arrested early in the morning July 31, 2013 outside the Tube night club on Northwest Third Avenue in Old Town.

An officer reported seeing Jones, who was a local high school basketball star at Jefferson High School and currently plays for the Houston Rockets, with a large group of people spilling into the street.

Portland police said Jones yelled, "Wake up," at two sleeping homeless men and proceeded to stomp on the leg of one of the men.

His attorney released a statement after the arrest saying Jones did not yell at the man or stomp on him, but instead "tripped over" him.

The alleged victim, 46-year-old Daniel Kellerher, suffered a minor leg injury, but didn't need medical attention, police said.

Jones pleaded not guilty to a harassment charge and was set to face trial in May. However, a judge dismissed the case on Friday after a civil compromise was reached.

The Oregonian reports the terms of that compromise include Jones agreeing to pay $10,000 to a charitable organization that benefits the homeless.

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