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Arkansas dismisses one of three players accused of forgery

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Anton Beard, Dustin Thomas and Jacorey Williams (Washington County Jail)

Arkansas announced on Wednesday that Jacorey Williams has been dismissed from the program stemming from a series of incidents this offseason.

Williams was one of three players that was arrested and charged with forgery stemming from a series of incidents where the players were alleged to have been caught using counterfeit money. He was also linked to a pair of assaults that happened two weeks apart. He is accused of assaulting his girlfriend and, 13 days later, knocking out the bouncer that tried to separate the two of them as retaliation.

Williams has not been arrested for either assault.

“Members of our program carry a responsibility to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the expectations we have established for our student-athletes both on and off the court,” head coach Mike Anderson said.

“We wish him the best as he pursues his future away from Razorback Basketball.”

Williams averaged 4.8 points off the bench as a junior.

The next question for Anderson will be the status of sophomore Anton Beard and junior Dustin Thomas. According to the police report stemming from the counterfeit arrest, Beard was not only caught using fake $20 bills, but he also asked for change for six fake $50 dollar bills and three fake $100 dollar bills. Thomas was only charged with using fake $20 dollar bills.

Beard and Thomas remain suspended indefinitely from the program.