Former Quinnipiac men’s basketball player Dezmond «Dezi» Jones and another student were arrested this week following a possible domestic violence incident, according to police reports and records.
Jones, who directed the lynxes at points in the most recently completed season, he was arrested Tuesday night and charged with misdemeanor third-degree strangulation/suffocation and disorderly conduct, according to Hamden Police Department online records.
Ava Librizzi, 21, was also charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
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Details about the incident were not immediately available.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, the university said it «takes all reports of Title IX incidents with the utmost seriousness and has policies in place to ensure a thorough review of all allegations.»
According to The Quinnipiac Chronicle, the university’s student-run newspaper, Librizzi is a member of the Quinnipiac cheerleading squad and appeared to be in a relationship with Jones.
The report cited Librizzi’s publications on his social media accounts in which he reportedly detailed an alleged assault. She did not name Jones in those posts.
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«There will be bruises on my neck (because) he choked me to the point of turning purple,» she reportedly wrote. «I probably have a concussion from the number of times he hit my head.»
Jones and Librizzi appeared in court Wednesday but did not plead guilty, the Chronicle reported.
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Jones, averaging 12.5 points per game for the Bobcats last season, announced on social media last week his intention to transfer to Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Associated Press contributed to this report.