Missouri center Jeremiah Tilmon has addressed his recent arrest.
As relayed by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter on Thursday, Tilmon said he’s viewing the June arrest for being a minor in possession “as a learning lesson.” But the talented young player also is eager to move forward, saying of the incident, “It’s in the past.”
Tilmon, a former 4-star prospect, was arrested after a routine traffic stop in Columbia, Mo. In June, it was reported that Tilmon’s discipline for the underage alcohol charge would be handled internally by the team.
Per Matter, Tilmon said he addressed the incident with Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.
Tilmon, a 6-foot-10, 215-pound athlete from East St. Louis, Ill., is part of a number of recent additions who have excited Tigers fans for the coming basketball season.
Tilmon on arrest: "I took it as a learning lesson. It's in the past. We're moving forward." Says he's talked to Martin about the incident
— Dave Matter (@Dave_Matter) July 27, 2017