Injured Illinois player arrested for allegedly pulling a knife on a bouncer
Leron Black faces a felony charge for aggravated assault after allegedly pulling a knife on a bouncer.
Illinois sophomore Leron Black, currently sidelined by a season-ending knee injury, landed himself in hot water with the law after allegedly pulling a knife on a bouncer outside a club late Thursday in Urbana, according to police.
Black and his group had been kicked out of the bar and became confrontational with the security staff, according to University of Illinois Police Lt. Tom Geis.
"(Black) yelled 'I don’t have a strap but I’m not afraid to cut somebody,'" Geis said, via The News-Gazette. "Then the security guard said he pulled the knife, opened it and put it within 1 to 2 inches of his nose."
Black is expected to face a charge of aggravated assault, a Class 4 felony "based on the fact that he had a knife and that the victim was a private security officer." The sophomore from Memphis was a bench contributor last season (14.8 minutes per game), but only saw action in seven games before lingering issues in his surgically-repaired knee knocked him out of the lineup.
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