Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Driver asks Hawkins to cover car repairs


Lindsey Frye said she didn't want to make trouble with the Kansas University men's basketball team. She just wanted someone to fix her car.

Frye, the driver who told police that KU guard Jeff Hawkins struck her car last weekend in a fast-food drive-through lane, has mailed a letter to Hawkins, his parents and KU coach Bill Self asking for someone to step forward and pay the estimated $515.89 in repairs to her 2002 Kia Spectra.

Hawkins said Monday he was aware that Frye wanted to negotiate payment for the repairs, but he hadn't yet talked to her. He indicated in an interview before practice he would speak with Frye and "try to come to some sort of compromise."

The two did talk on Monday night, at that time failing to resolve the issue. On Monday night, Hawkins' mother called and requested that a couple different estimates be faxed to her from Frye, who said she would comply.

"I'm unsure how this situation will turn out," Frye, 25, said.

Hawkins reiterated his stance that he has no comment on the issue.

Frye said her car wasn't damaged badly in the collision with Hawkins' vehicle just scratched paint on one corner. But Frye said that as of Monday, she had not been able to identify the responsible insurance carrier.

Hawkins was cited by police for not having proof of insurance and for leaving the scene of an accident.


dscott 14 years, 1 month ago

Maybe this is why Hawkins never takes responsibility himself for this crap--he doesn't have to.

cobweb 14 years, 1 month ago

Ask Hawkins about the time he sucker punched my friend outside of the Wheel. Good riddance to this guy. We'll see him in prison.

Jeremy Bolinger 14 years, 1 month ago

2 sides to every story....until something happens, lets not continue to run him down and make him out to be some sort of convict.

suzifrye 14 years, 1 month ago

I agree with nschmi04, who cares and yes move on. My god he didn't kill anyone, and it really shouldn't be that big of a deal. Besides all BS to the side this is HIS business noones elses. And to make a comment that he'll end up in prison it just stupid to say.

born1980 14 years, 1 month ago

What is it with KU players and fast food drive thrus?

mimi15 14 years, 1 month ago

I mean personally i don't know j-hawk but he's kinda hot and all but who cares i mean life goes on and on everybody makes mistakes its just a little fender bender us over here in garden city love jeff hawkins and we love him no matter what he did the same thing with JR we love him no matter what he did

dscott 14 years, 1 month ago

I'll tell you why this is a big deal despite the fact that Hawkins didn't actually KILL anyone. I am sick and tired of footing the tuition bill for arrogant, inconsiderate athletes like Hawkins. They have accepted a position of amazing privelage and because of this they have an obligation to act in a responsible, respectflull manner.

princess 14 years, 1 month ago

Actually mimi15 we didn't and do not "love JR no matter what he did." Not by a long shot. Did you see any tears when he left? Nope.

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