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Thursday, October 21, 2010

KU running back Deshaun Sands arrested, then released for not appearing in traffic court

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Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Kansas University running back Deshaun Sands was arrested Thursday morning on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in municipal traffic court.

Kansas University running back Deshaun Sands was arrested Thursday morning on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in municipal traffic court.

According to Douglas County Jail records, Sands was booked on two municipal traffic warrants just before 9 a.m. Thursday. He was arrested at the Lawrence Municipal Court building, 1006 N.H., for failing to appear at earlier court dates.

“Deshaun is a good kid, and we support him 100 percent,” said Jim Marchiony, a KU associate athletics director. “But we tell all of our student-athletes that if you don’t take care of your personal responsibilities, minor things can turn into something that looks much more serious.”

According to the municipal court clerk’s office, Sands had one outstanding warrant for an allegation he was speeding on Aug. 6. The other case related to an allegation he did not have a valid driver’s license or insurance and was driving with expired vehicle tags on June 29.

Staffers in the clerk’s office said they could not provide information about past or future court dates. It is customary for the municipal court judge to require defendants to be booked into jail on outstanding warrants after missing past court dates.

According to jail records, Sands, a red-shirt freshman from Sunrise, Fla., posted $441 bond and was released Thursday morning.

Marchiony said KU coach Turner Gill would handle any discipline internally and that Sands was still a member of the team.

Comments

Cmill1221 3 years, 5 months ago

WOW!!! Traffic violations. BIG DEAL!!! Thus was NOT a drug charge, or beating up a girl friend or even shooting someone with a BB gun. He us a out of state kid who didn't update his tags and forgot to pay a ticket. Not a big deal.

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pigballin 3 years, 5 months ago

POSTERS that are soooooooo self righteous..This is not a big deal . It happens..i suppose these same posters have never driven over the speed limit.Always completely stopped at a stop sign.. Clean your bones out of your own closet..Give the player a break.

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Kevin Studer 3 years, 5 months ago

Are some of you really suggesting that this MINOR violations shows lack of team discipline and control by Gill? Wow. There are some drama queens here.

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Luan Do 3 years, 5 months ago

it's a damn failure to pay a traffic ticket. get over it. not that big an issue.

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Jared Grillot 3 years, 5 months ago

Calling for heads because a teenage kid got a speeding ticket and didn't pay up before the due date? I guarantee there are good, upstanding alumni reading these boards who have done considerably worse when they were young and dumb. Drugs? No. Stabbings and shootings? No. DUI? No. Just a speeding ticket, probably with an "I forgot my license at home" thrown in. I agree totally that he needed to be responsible and take care of this on time. I agree that we don't need some bad legal press on top of lousy performances, but as problems go, this one's pretty minor.

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Roy Scherff 3 years, 5 months ago

speeding, no valid drivers liscense, no insurance. where is this kids parents? a little molding at home seems in order. HCTG can only do so much and i'm thinking he is doing just fine. and whats up with this comparison between sands and rush? rush is already well on his way to being a doper has-been. i predict sands will straighten up and be okay from here on out.

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prairie_rattler 3 years, 5 months ago

This will be a learning opportunity for Sands and an example to rest of the KU student community. Take care of business, because ignoring problems won't make them go away. Many of you may not like Coach's methods, but Gill (and his staff) have more knowledge and experience in one fingernail, than all the rest of us combined. Wins will ultimately decide his fate at KU, but in the meantime, I look forward to the opportunity to watch him mold these young raw talents. I have full faith that he will.

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Jayhawk1116 3 years, 5 months ago

Let those who have never had a traffic violation cast the first stone. Anybody?

These are offenses any of us are capable of. He does it and people say the team is out of control, and full of thugs. Kick him off the team! "What's wrong with Gill?" "Why can't he control his team?" C'mon, guys. If you failed to pay a parking ticket do you think you should be kicked out of the fantasy football league, or rec basketball team? If you expect college kids to be perfect, perfect citizens, then your judgment needs a realignment.

Nobody's perfect, especially when they live under a microscope. When you got a ticket for speeding, was your picture in the paper the next day? These guys have to deal with stuff like that.

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kmart488 3 years, 5 months ago

I don't want him to be kicked off. I feel like he should be punished, because after all he did get arrested. I just wish we didn't have athletes that were stupid. He didn't get arrested because he is a criminal, he got arrested for being stupid. Same with B-Rush. Same with 90% of college athletes. I fully expect Gill to make an example of him though. He may put up with a crappy football team, but I don't expect him to put up with this.

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whoisjohngalt 3 years, 5 months ago

God this is pathetic...the LJ World, that is.

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hawksquawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Way to pile-on, everybody. We're talking about traffic violations here. I seem to recall the outrage on this board when Brandon Rush was in a similiar situation. At that time, everyone was quick to defend B Rush from being branded a criminal for what was a petty offense. But because Sands has not been very productive, it's ok to throw him under the bus? And to suggest that this is symptomatic of Gill's leadership abilities is, quite frankly, ludicrous. These must be desparate times indeed.

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tdub 3 years, 5 months ago

Funny, nobody wanted Brandon Rush to be kicked off the basketball team for essentially the same incident a couple years ago. Nor were there mentions of a lack of discipline by Bill Self...

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Coyotehawk 3 years, 5 months ago

Easy now guys. We all know that Coach Gill will punish him for his actions.

"Sorry Deshaun. Your not getting any milk and cookies today so go sit in the corner and think about what you have done, OK'."

"Ok kids, where were we? Oh yes, I was just about to tell you the part about how you all become idol citizens........"

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kmart488 3 years, 5 months ago

He can't even outrun defenses, how did he think he could outrun the law?

Zing!

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sdoyel 3 years, 5 months ago

It's not like Sands has made a difference anyway. 1 carry, 1 fumble last week?

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Mark Lindrud 3 years, 5 months ago

I want to know what the punishment will be for Sands. Players have been kicked off the team for a variety of things. Since Sands hasn't done much anyway will he be missed? I know he is Tuxedo Tony's son who I admire a lot, but the team stinks and kids are getting in trouble.

Gill needs to make a statement here to hold true to his words. I know there haven't been many statements on the field, but we need to start somewhere.

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jmsuther 3 years, 5 months ago

CRAP. The offense may only average 6.5 points a game rather than 7 now!!

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Dickless Head 3 years, 5 months ago

Him in Great Shape! Him in Great Shape!

Wait, wrong inspirational bull$hit speech.

Honestly, if we get nothing but a coach who molds good young men....the above article should never have to be written.

Personally, I'd rather see the above article every now and then with a 8-4 record rather than the present situation.

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jcsmith 3 years, 5 months ago

Speech, Speach.

Tomato, Tomato......

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jcsmith 3 years, 5 months ago

ROFL.

Where ya at Coach?

Wheres your "Better Men" speach now???

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