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Court Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Pitt Basketball Player Ithiel Horton

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- All criminal charges have been temporarily dropped against suspended Pitt basketball player Ithiel Horton.

In early November, police accused Horton, 21, of striking an officer while intoxicated on the South Side.

All charges -- including resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness -- were dismissed in the preliminary hearing held today.

However, charges are expected to be re-filed.

The officer involved in the incident had a scheduling conflict and was unable to attend today's hearing.

Horton was a guard for the men's basketball program at the University of Pittsburgh and was suspended during legal proceedings related to the case.

On Thursday, the team announced that he is being reinstated.

It is unclear if his playing status will be affected again if charges are re-filed.

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