COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri guard Jason Horton was arrested today on assault charges connected to a weekend brawl that left teammate Stefhon Hannah with a broken jaw.
Horton faces a charge of third-degree misdemeanor assault on a
26-year-old man at a nightclub in downtown Columbia. Horton is free
on a summons to appear in court.
Hannah was Missouri's leading scorer the past two seasons and
could miss the rest of the season.
Horton is one of five players who were suspended indefinitely by
coach Mike Anderson for violating curfew and a team rule against
visiting certain bars and nightclubs.
Police Captain Brad Nelson says a witness reported that Horton
punched the victim in the face several times. Nelson says Horton
was not defending Hannah or any of his other teammates.
Police say that Hannah and Horton's three teammates were not
involved in any physical disturbance.