Report: Chris Jones charged

Former Louisville guard Chris Jones has been charged with raping one woman and sodomizing another and a warrant has been issued for his arrest, the Louisville Courier-Journal reported Thursday morning.

The alleged sexual assaults took place Saturday night, according to the report, and one of Jones' alleged victims, who was hospitalized on Sunday, identified him as the suspect.

According to the Courier-Journal, one of Jones' alleged victims was a 19-year-old woman and the other was 20.

Jones is expected to surrender in court this morning.

Louisville has not been allowed to comment due to privacy laws and an ongoing investigation.

Jones had been suspended by Louisville coach Rick Pitino on Feb. 17 before the team's game at Syracuse. At that time, Jones was cited in a report by university police for sending a threatening text to a former girlfriend.

That woman, who decided against prosecuting Jones, is not one of Jones' alleged rape victims.

Jones was reinstated after he and the former girlfriend both met with the university's dean of discipline, sources told on Thursday, and each were told to stay away from one another.

Jones then played in the Cardinals' win over Miami on Saturday afternoon, before the alleged sexual assaults. 

On Sunday, the university announced without further explanation that Jones was dismissed from the team.

A source close to the team told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that Pitino agreed to reinstate Jones with conditions, including a curfew, after the text-message incident.

The source said Pitino dismissed Jones after finding out Sunday that Jones had broken curfew and was involved in an incident, of which the coach did not know the details until later Sunday.

Jones, a senior from Memphis, started in 24 of the 26 games he appeared in this season. He averaged 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists.'s Dana ONeil and Andy Katz contributed to this story.