Terrence Shannon Jr. Suspended Indefinitely By Illinois

Illinois wing Terrence Shannon Jr. has been suspended indefinitely after being charged with rape in Kansas, per Jeremy Werner of IlliniInquirer.com.

According to a press release from the university, the alleged incident occurred on September 8, when Shannon traveled to Lawrence, Kansas, to attend the Illinois at Kansas football game. He was not in Lawrence on official business, nor was he part of the travel party.

As Werner writes, the Douglas County District Attorney issued the warrant for Shannon’s arrest. He traveled to Lawrence on Thursday and turned himself in, later posting bail.

The University and DIA take allegations of sexual misconduct seriously while respecting due process and the presumption of innocence afforded through the legal system.

DIA and Urbana campus officials have been aware of a Lawrence police investigation into Shannon since late September but, until Wednesday, had yet to receive actionable information. Shannon’s arrest triggers the DIA student-athlete misconduct policy. Under that policy, Shannon has been immediately suspended from all team activities. Any change to Shannon’s status will be communicated in a timely manner.”

Shannon is a potential 2024 first-round pick who is currently No. 22 on ESPN’s best available players list. He averaged 21.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.3 blocks in 11 games this season.

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