Ex-Illini Richmond Headed Back To Jail

(CBS) Jereme Richmond’s world continues to crumble.

Once poised to lead the Illinois basketball team back to a national championship, the future now looks bleak for Richmond.

He was taken back to jail Friday after a Lake County judge learned the former Waukegan High School basketball star tested positive for marijuana while out on bond, the Sun-Times reported.

Richmond tested positive for marijuana on Oct. 5, according to Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney James Newman.

The former Mr. Basketball of Illinos was charged with aggravated battery and unlawful possession of a weapon following his arrest Aug. 8. Bond was initially set at $100,000 but was lowered to $65,000 when Richmond bonded out.

“I explained to (Richmond) the importance of following the rules of court. Mr. Richmond understands the allegations,” defense attorney Lawrence Wade said.

He is accused of aggravated battery against a woman authorities said he may have dated. Police found Richmond in a vehicle that contained a handgun the day after the woman was allegedly battered.

Richmond is due back in court on Nov. 7.

The 19-year-old left Illinois after the 2010-11 and declared for the NBA draft but went undrafted.

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  • Losers

    Whoever wrote this article is not too smart. Illinois has never won a basketball national championship, so how was Richmond suppose to return them to a national championship? They were in a nat. championship game but lost. Get a clue.

    • PTC

      That’s not the key part of the story; the point is sadly this kid has blown a great opportunity. He has had no direction, Mom and Dad (Dad?) and “Uncles” have all done this poor guy a disservice. I feel sorry for him. His ego wrote checks, life wasn’t ready to cash.

  • Kenneth Mantel

    Dumb ass, deserves what he gets. If you are out on bong, DON’T HIT THE BONG!

  • Kenneth Mantel

    Bond I ment

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