Villanova freshman arrested

November 12, 2010 4:54:40 AM PST
Villanova's basketball team will open the season tonight, without highly touted freshman forward Jayvaughn Pinkston.

Pinkston has been charged with simple assault and harassment.

Upper Merion Township Police charged Pinkston Thursday in connection with a weekend altercation that led to the assault report.

Pinkston will be allowed to practice with the team while Villanova University reviews the case.

Head basketball coach Jay Wright says Pinkston understands the seriousness of the charges and has learned a lesson.