By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist
(CBS) Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman has an interesting definition of “intolerable.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Spotty Showers Sunday Night, Monday
Here’s what he told the News-Gazette when asked about charges against three basketball players: “If the allegations prove true, there is no place in our athletic program for domestic violence. It is an intolerable offense.”
So much so, apparently, that Kendrick Nunn remains a member of the Illini in good standing, even after recently pleading guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an incident with a woman in March.READ MORE: Storm, Lincoln Park Zoo Harbor Seal, Celebrates 14th Birthday With Special 'Cake'
Internal discussions remain ongoing and a group of trustees continues to push for Nunn’s dismissal from the team, sources told 670 The Score. That they haven’t succeeded in accomplishing this yet is ample evidence that there are some involved who believe otherwise. For now, he remains indefinitely suspended.
This shouldn’t take time. This should have been done, already. Whitman and the University of Illinois are tolerating domestic violence as long as Nunn is theirs in any way.MORE NEWS: On One-Year Anniversary Of Botched Smokestack Demolition, Little Village Community Leaders Call For Jobs, Better Environmental Protection