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Chris Jones, Illinois football player, involved in alleged hate crime, suspended from team

Illinois lineman Chris Jones has been arrested for aggravated assault stemming from an incident last weekend, and some say it was an anti-gay hate crime. Illinois head coach Ron Zook has suspended Jones indefinitely for the incident. Jones has been charged with aggravated assault and not a hate crime because the former carriers a heavier sentence.

Jones apparently claims the men had "jumped" him earlier in the week. At 6-foot-5, 310 pounds Jones is as big as the two men combined: At ages 19 and 28 both men are 5-foot-9; One is 140 pounds, the other 165 pounds.

Hat tip to Ross Forman.