UPDATE: Bond set at $2,000
URBANA — Suspended Illini basketball player Jaylon Tate is due back in court Monday to face a charge of domestic battery, alleging he hit his girlfriend in the face over the weekend.
The 21-year-old from Chicago made a brief appearance in bond court Sunday morning where a judge ordered him to post 10 percent of $2,000 bond to be released from jail.
Tate’s attorney, Tom Bruno, said after court that Tate’s family was in Champaign and was expected to come up with the money soon.
Champaign County Assistant State’s Attorney Tim Sullivan on Sunday laid out the allegations against Tate.
Judge Tom Difanis also ordered Tate to have no contact with the alleged victim, who’s also a University of Illinois athlete.
Tate on Saturday was suspended from all team activities pending the investigation into the allegations against him and the pending legal proceedings. The indefinite suspension was announced in a joint statement from Groce and new Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman.