Illinois dismisses Nunn after domestic battery guilty plea

Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

Athletic director Josh Whitman and coach John Groce said Tuesday they decided to kick Nunn off the team "to reaffirm our core values of trust and respect, to send a strong message about what is acceptable behavior."

Nunn pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to 18 months of probation. He was arrested in March after being accused of striking a woman.

Nunn played in 96 games over three seasons at Illinois. The 20-year-old Chicago native missed some game time last season for the birth of his son.

A domestic battery charge against teammate Jaylon Tate was dismissed last week and he rejoined the team.