UofL players to face one misdemeanor charge

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN (AP) - A prosecutor says two Louisville basketball players arrested following a fight at a southern Indiana restaurant will each face one misdemeanor charge.

Clark County Prosecuting Attorney Steve Stewart told The Evening News of Jeffersonville on Wednesday that he believes resisting law enforcement "is the appropriate charge."

Police had recommended adding charges of battery and disorderly conduct against Louisville senior guard Jerry Smith and sophomore forward Terrence Jennings. The two were arrested early Sunday morning and charged with resisting arrest when off-duty police tried to break up a fight at an alumni homecoming party.

Police struck Jennings twice with a Taser while he struggled with officers, and Smith refused a request to back away while checking on his teammate.

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