WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

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Men's Assistant Basketball Coach has been charged after punching a man who later died, according to CBS.

Jones turned himself in on Thursday morning while accompanied by his lawyer after fleeing the scene on Sunday.

A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty today to an assault charge.

Sandor Szabo's employer, What If Media Group, said the man died on Tuesday.

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When the man allegedly banged on Jones' vehicle, the second-year Wake Forest coach reportedly punched him.

The New York Daily News reported that Jones faces misdemeanor assault charges.

Prior to coming to Wake Forest, Jones coached at Central Florida, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast.

A spokesman for Wake Forest said university officials are aware of the arrest. He was released on his own recognizance and will return to court on October 2.

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Szabo lost consciousness when his head hit the pavement, and he was brought to an area hospital in critical condition.

"It's an unfortunate and tragic incident", Jones' attorney, Alain Massena, told ESPN. "We simply hope that the public gives Mr. Jones an opportunity to litigate this matter in the court and not in the press". One of its assistants has reportedly been charged in an attack on a NY tourist who later died. The Philadelphia native graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008. He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring. "He was a really good person".

The New York Post reports that Szabo's family said he was in town for his stepsister's wedding when he left his brother's LIC hotel shortly after 1 a.m.to find a cab he'd ordered.

"His attractive spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said.

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