KU basketball player Chase Buford enters diversion agreement in July DUI case

Kansas University freshman Chase Buford calls timeout as he falls out of bounds late in the game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Kansas University freshman Chase Buford calls timeout as he falls out of bounds late in the game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kansas University basketball player Chase Buford has been placed on diversion for operating a vehicle under the influence, Lawrence Municipal Court records said.

Buford, who was scheduled to appear in court for the charge on Thursday, instead must pay $802 in diversion and other court fees. The diversion also includes charges of refusal to submit to a breath test and a stop sign violation.

The 21-year-old junior basketball guard from San Antonio was arrested July 11 in the 700 block of New Hampshire.

According to the diversion agreement, Buford is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs for one year and must complete substance abuse treatment.

KU basketball player Brady Morningstar was also placed on diversion earlier this month in a driving under the influence case.