Friday, January 30, 2009

KU baseball player answers to charges related to incident outside Lawrence bar

A KU baseball player will be placed on diversion an incident outside a Lawrence bar.


A Kansas University baseball player has been granted a diversion for an incident outside a Lawrence bar, a city prosecutor said Friday.

Buck Afenir, a senior, was arrested Sept. 18 and charged in Lawrence Municipal Court with criminal damage to property and interfering with the duties of a law enforcement officer.

Lawrence Police said they were called around bar closing time to The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, after a witness reported that Afenir damaged a parked vehicle and walked away.

When officers tried to contact Afenir, he ran, police said. They eventually found him hiding under a bush.

The baseball catcher, whose full name is Matthew Tye Afenir, will be required to pay a $300 fee and placed on probation for one year, said Tom Porter, city prosecutor.

If he successfully complies with the court-ordered conditions, the charges may be dropped.


YaBoyJrod 11 years ago

At least its a baseball player and not a FB or BB.

4jhawks4ku 11 years ago

Following in the footsteps of the immortals CJ Giles and JR Giddens.

brianharold9 11 years ago

"They eventually found him hiding under a bush."Ha this is the best part by far.

osagefire209 11 years ago

How stupid are they, I am thinkin they should be kicked off the team, this incident makes the team look bad and the school

ajs10 11 years ago

The real crime here is that he is over 21 and actually went to The Hawk...worst decision ever.

FlaHawk 11 years ago

As a cathcher it was fortunate that he did not find anyone stealing under the bush. Maybe he was practicing blocking the bush (I mean home plate)!

notigers4me 11 years ago

He should have pleaded temporary insanity for playing baseball at Kansas anyway, no one would have doubted that he was crazy. Oh well you live and learn.

Eurekahwk 11 years ago

Why do all over 21 and over guys go to the Hawk? To nail freshmen girls, thats why.

FortuneCookie9 11 years ago

I would agree that the kid made a horrible decision but really notigers? While he is a Division 1 athlete what did you do in college... debate team? What ever happend to being a fan of all of our sports and not just MBB and FB. Typical bandwagon fan!

Joseph Kuebel 11 years ago

Forreal KU baseball has been better and at the time this kid was a freshman was definitely an up and coming program. However the decision to go to the Hawk was pretty stupid, as the only way to get laid at that bar is if you are in a frat or are a basketball player. Being a man whore while not being a fraternity- I went to this bar one time in my 5 glorious years at KU. This bar called the Hawk was without question the most annoying little beezy abercrombie fratboy bar I'd have ever been to.. this is not the bar to go to and I'd probably end up damaging a car after spending any money at this poosyboy establishment too.

actorman 11 years ago

"Idiot!"No other comments were really necessary, as that sums up the situation perfectly.

ilovekuhawks 10 years, 12 months ago

The sad thing about this is that the owner of the hawk has video of him being pushed into the car and showing that it wasnt his fault. He has recently apologized to Buck for him getting in trouble. Shame on all of you for being so rude.

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