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.