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Ex-Aliquippa, Seton Hall basketball star Pope charged at bar

| Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, 10:40 a.m.
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Aliquippa High School basketball standout Herb Pope during his playing days with the Quips in 2007.
Pitt's Oakland Zoo gives Aliquippa native Seton Hall's Herb Pope a distraction as he prepares to shoot a free throw during a game at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 15, 2011. File phpto

AMBRIDGE, Pa. — A former Western Pennsylvania high school basketball star who played and graduated from Seton Hall earlier this year has allegedly pulled a gun on a bartender.

Police say the incident happened about 11 p.m. Monday in Ambridge, not far from where 23-year-old Herb Pope starred at Aliquippa Junior-Senior High School. Online court records don't list an attorney for Pope who faces a preliminary hearing Jan. 8 on charges of simple assault and public drunkenness.

Police say Pope and four friends were denied service when a friend's ID card was rejected. Police say Pope pulled the gun while confronting the bartender — though he didn't threaten the man with it.

Pope has a license to carry the gun, though the Beaver County sheriff says it will likely be revoked.

Pope is signed with a professional team in Israel.

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