Thursday, November 29, 2007

KU player submits diversion application


Briscoe applies for diversion

A leading receiver on the KU football team applied for a diversion today to charges of stealing less than $1000 worth of merchandise from Walmart in June.

Dezmon Briscoe, a leading receiver on this year's Kansas University football team, has submitted a diversion application to Douglas County District Court.

Briscoe was to have his first appearance today, but he is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. Jan. 2 to hear whether his diversion application has been accepted.

Small problem: Jan. 2 is the date of the Fiesta Bowl, which is increasingly being considered the bowl game in which KU will most likely play.

The diversion application is in response to charges of theft by deception, less than $1,000, stemming from a June incident at Wal-Mart.


William Cormode 10 years, 5 months ago

Ummmm.... I have never been in trouble so I do not know how these things work. Can he get that date changed?

Chicago_JHawk 10 years, 5 months ago

I think the date could be changed, as the court is generally receptive to extenuating circumstances in such a relatively minor matter. Also, maybe he doesn't need to be there - could his attorney could represent him?

John Strayer 10 years, 5 months ago

Good frickin' hard is it to keep your nose clean. Someday, these kids have to understand that to be an athlete requires some sort of self control.

I all for forgiving minor mistakes, but stealing $1000 worth of merchandise is hardly minor.

BDub 10 years, 5 months ago

LESS than $1000. Could have been a pack of gum. Either way - stupid thing to do. Let's just hope the lesson gets learned.

seattlehawk_78 10 years, 5 months ago

I hope this is a one time thing for Dezmon. I love watching this kid play.

KU 10 years, 5 months ago

What a catch he made in the MU game, huh?

Alan Halvorsen 10 years, 5 months ago

He's a really good player. What a "steal" he was.

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