Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Briscoe still being held out of KU practice


Almost a week after Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino revealed that receiver Dezmon Briscoe had been suspended from the team indefinitely, the coach acknowledged Wednesday that the sophomore receiver still hadn’t received clearance to practice with the team.

Neither Briscoe nor sophomore defensive tackle Jamal Greene participated in the first three weeks of spring practice after undisclosed violations of team policy, although Mangino said last Friday that he’d be reviewing each player’s case this week to determine whether they’d be able to return to the field.

On Wednesday, meanwhile, Greene was a practice participant while Briscoe was nowhere to be found.

“He’s not out here,” Mangino said following the team’s afternoon workout. “Jamal met all the guidelines that were put forth to return to the practice field, and that’s why he’s out here.”

A 6-foot-3, 200-pound Dallas native, Briscoe caught 92 passes for 1,407 yards and 15 touchdowns to earn all-Big 12 second-team honors in a breakout 2008 season.

Mangino offered no timetable for when Briscoe could return.


mbmerriman 12 years, 8 months ago

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Landon Brown 12 years, 8 months ago

anybody in Lawrence heard what he did? is it sufficient to be booted from the team? dangit Dez!

mbmerriman 12 years, 8 months ago

his facebook says 3 l's to da head, which is 3 blunts to the im assuming it might be related to that

jayhawkr34 12 years, 8 months ago

damn, its unfortunate, but i respect coaches resolve.

OKJAYHAWK5 12 years, 8 months ago

Stick to your guns Mangino, if he isn't meeting your expectations off the field then so be it. No one is bigger than the TEAM, and if he can't grasp that concept then he doesn't belong on this team. I don't care how good you are.

jayhawkinATL 12 years, 8 months ago

What a waste!!! I actually thought Briscoe had the potential to leave KU early with another impressive year.

FlaHawk 12 years, 8 months ago

I remember the Briscoe/WalMart "sticky fingers" incident before Frosh year. Briscoe comes from a different ethical/moral background than Lawrence has. I had hoped that success was his way out of poor background. Laws/rules only work when the punishment decreases the value of your life. BRiscoe needs to wake up and she what his lack of discipline might cost him in the NFL.

I applaude Coach Mangino for sticking to his guns on this. If Briscoe never plays another down for KU I will only respect Coach Mangino more than ever.Briscoe has a long life to live and needs to operate within society norms or he will flushhis athletic career and NFL potential down the toilet before it has really started.

LAJayhawk 12 years, 8 months ago

Kid has the potential to be the best wide receiver in the Big 12, and maybe even a shot at the best in the country. Height, speed, insanely good hands, tremendous routes, instincts.

God, how I really don't want to see him eff that up..................

Andy Hess 12 years, 8 months ago

the rumor is he's been skipping workouts and classes. not sure of the validity, but that seems to be the most prevalent rumor. that and the marijuana reference.

Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 8 months ago

Damn. He's tokin too much cheeba. We need him to get in shape and be 1st team all american this year. The kid is ultra talented.


Joseph Kuebel 12 years, 8 months ago

Too much of that bogus Endo getting him all bent outta shape. He needs to get his hands on some a dat Cali buds and he'll be all ready to go.

jhokfan 12 years, 8 months ago

Can't let the inmates run the asylum. Talib was suspended a couple of games a few years ago and we finished 6-6. I think we lost the first game he suited up for. In the long run it paid off but it could be argued that it was the difference between a bowl game and staying home. Let's hope they both get their s### together by next fall so they don't miss any games.

jmsuther 12 years, 8 months ago

Alright lets get over it and get him back on the field.. we will not have a chance at the big 12 if he isn't on the team.

shelleysue 12 years, 8 months ago

Dezmon - Please get yourself together and appreciate your blessings. Good grief, why would you throw away an opportunity to do great things with your life? We want you as a Jayhawk - you're so much fun to watch and a huge part of this team. I think you have our support but only if you play it straight from here on out. A few foolish choices are NOT worth giving up everything you have to look forward to. Get with coach and figure out a way to make amends then make sure you don't let him down again.

jco8394 12 years, 8 months ago

The line "Hey, I take three l's to the head: Love, Live, Life, and I'm dead" is from the Lil Wayne song "Beat Without Bass"......

troutsee 12 years, 8 months ago

All good head coaches are disciplinarians. Here's to Mangino for puting the team first.

I love the way Briscoe plays....guts, determination, skill.....but football is the ultimate team sport and accountability is the hallmark of leadership and being a team player means sticking to the rules. The team comes first.

Dale Koch 12 years, 8 months ago

Sounds like a loser to me. Stick to your guns Coach Mangino. These kids have to learn somehow. There's always another young kid who wants to play and follow the rules. Give that one a chance.

scmitchem 12 years, 8 months ago

I am not happy about Briscoe not practicing. I was hoping that he would have matured by now and had his (blank) together.

NewtonJayhawker 12 years, 8 months ago

Just another typical Thug. Do what it takes, or get the heck outta Lawrence.

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