Former U of M basketball player turns himself in on assault charge

Jimario Rivers

LAKELAND, Tenn. — A former University of Memphis basketball player was taken into custody on Thursday for allegedly attacking his girlfriend at a Lakeland grocery.

According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Jimario Rivers was involved in the incident that happened at Sprouts on U.S. 64.

Court records show Rivers was charged Dec. 28 with aggravated assault. His address is listed in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Rivers played for the Tigers as a junior in 2016-17 after two years at Southwest Tennessee Community College.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 528-CASH.

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