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WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

A college basketball coach who police say threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge.

Jones, 35, of Kernersville, North Carolina, turned himself in to police today, accompanied by a lawyer.

"We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information", Wake Forrest said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports. Jones was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to return to court on October 2.

According to NBC New York, Szabo had knocked on Jones' auto window, mistaking the vehicle for his Uber ride.




The Daily News and WPIX quoted police officials as saying that Jones punched 35-year-old Sandor Szabo, a Florida resident, in the head during an altercation in the Queens area of Long Island City last Sunday. "We won't be making any further comments". Szabo, who was intoxicated at the time, hit his head on the pavement after the blow. Szabo had been treated for fractures to the left side of his face and the back of his head, and for bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint filed against Jones. The Jones family sends their deepest condolences and sympathies to the Szabo family. He was placed on life support and later died. A third-degree assault charge is a misdemeanor in NY.

Jones, a Philadelphia native, joined the Demon Deacons staff in May 2017 after coaching at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast and playing at Arkansas Tech and North Platte Community College in Nebraska.

Wake Forest is coached by former National Basketball Association star Danny Manning. His family says he was in NY for a wedding. "We are going to miss him dearly".


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