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Illinois Basketball Star Insists On Innocence Amid Charges

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Mar 16, 2023; Des Moines, IA, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini guard Terrence Shannon Jr. (0) dunks against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the first half at Wells Fargo Arena. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Basketball: Terrence Shannon Jr Releases Response

Illinois basketball standout Terrence Shannon Jr finds himself entangled in a legal dispute as he faces formal charges of sexual misconduct, according to a statement from his attorney, Mark P. Sutter of Sutter Law Group LLC. Sutter asserted Shannon’s innocence and expressed the player’s intention to fight back legally.

“Since September, when these allegations surfaced, Terrence has cooperated with law enforcement throughout the investigation, declaring his innocence from the beginning,” stated Sutter. “Now, several months later, my office learned that formal charges were filed against him yesterday in Lawrence, KS. In less than 24 hours, my client responded, and he voluntarily surrendered to local authorities for processing and release. Terrence is innocent of these charges, and he intends to take his case to trial.”

The University of Illinois and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) responded to the charges with a press release, emphasizing their commitment to taking allegations of sexual misconduct seriously while respecting due process and the presumption of innocence afforded through the legal system.

“The University and DIA take allegations of sexual misconduct seriously while respecting due process and the presumption of innocence afforded through the legal system,” the press release from Illinois stated.

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