Ex-Miami Hurricanes player accused of killing teammate denied bail and plans to plead not guilty

Aug 27, 2021

The attorney for the ex-Miami Hurricanes football player accused of murdering teammate Bryan Pata in 2006 said Friday that the case against Rashaun Jones is based on circumstantial evidence that police "sat on" for 15 years.

Defense attorney Michael Mirer represented Jones at a bond hearing in Dade County, Florida, on Friday in which a judge denied his request, meaning the 35-year-old is expected to remain in jail on a first-degree murder charge until his arraignment hearing on Sept. 17. Mirer said Jones will plead not guilty. If convicted, Jones could receive a sentence of death or one of life without the possibility of parole.

Source: Elizabeth Merrill and Paula Lavigne for ESPN