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Grand jury clears former Louisville basketball player Chris Jones of all charges

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A grand jury has decided not to indict former Louisville basketball player Chris Jones or co-defendants Jalen D. Tilford and Tyvon Walker on rape and sodomy charges. The decision was made after the grand jury listened to two days worth of testimony.

The three men were accused of raping two women in the early morning hours of Feb. 22 inside the Cardinal Towne apartments on U of L's campus. Jones was dismissed from the basketball team the next morning after it was discovered that he had broken curfew.

Scott Drabenstadt, the attorney for Tilford, spoke a bit Wednesday afternoon about why the three men were cleared of all charges.

Jones had been Louisville's leader in assists (3.6 apg) and the team's third leading scorer (13.7 ppg) at the time of his dismissal. He dropped out of school and moved off of campus in February to focus all of his attention on this case. He has no collegiate eligibility remaining.