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NBA player accused of attacking homeless man

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Terrence Jones, who plays for the Houston Rockets, was arrested for allegedly attacking a homeless man in Portland, Oregon.

Police say that Jones, 21, was witnessed leaving a nightclub around 2 a.m. Wednesday with a large group of men.

While watching the group walk away from the Tube on 3rd Ave, a police officer says he saw Jones walk by a doorway where two homeless men were sleeping.

The 6'8" tall 250 pound Jones allegedly yelled, "Wake up" and then stomped on the leg of one of the men. Police followed Jones and arrested him about a block away.

The 46-year-old victim suffered a minor leg injury and did not want to go to the hospital.

Jones is a former Kentucky Wildcat star. He left college early and was a first round pick in the 2012 NBA draft.  He faces a harassment charge and has already left jail on his own recognizance.

Police say they were unaware that Jones was on the roster of the Houston Rockets until after his arrest.

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