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Monday, August 22, 2011

KU sophomore running back Deshaun Sands arrested for missing court date on disturbing the peace charge

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A sophomore Kansas University running back was arrested Saturday night on an outstanding warrant for missing a June court date related to an April misdemeanor disturbing the peace citation.

Deshaun Sands, 20, posted $203 cash bond shortly after his arrest and was given notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court Aug. 30.

Municipal court officials said Monday morning that Sands failed to appear for a June 21 hearing. Sands was cited the night of April 7 after police were called to his apartment in the 1300 block of West 24th Street following a complaint about a loud party, said Sgt. Matt Sarna, a Lawrence police spokesman. Sarna said KU junior safety Bradley McDougald, Sands’ roommate at the time, was also cited for disturbing the peace in the incident, and municipal court officials said his case was resolved after McDougald pleaded guilty May 4 and paid $253 in court costs and fines.

After Sands missed the June court date, a judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. Sarna said officers made contact with Sands and arrested him on the warrant Saturday night after they were called to the same apartment complex for a complaint about loud music.

Jim Marchiony, an associate KU athletic director, said Monday afternoon head coach Turner Gill was still gathering information regarding Sands’ weekend arrest.

“As soon as he is sure of the facts he will have something to say,” Marchiony said.

Sands, a sophomore from Sunrise, Fla., played in 10 games last season. He was also arrested briefly on a warrant in October last year after he failed to appear in municipal traffic court for speeding. Court officials said Monday the traffic case was no longer pending.

Comments

actorman 2 years, 8 months ago

"If even a fourth of the players on the team have this attitude we won't win a game this season."

As critical as I am of his stupidity, I think it has extremely little to do with how many games KU will win this season. But then it's never taken much for Strikewso to say something negative about a KU team.

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Lance Hobson 2 years, 8 months ago

What a knucklehead. This is why you don't have kids when you're too young, they end up like this. Tony Sands should have kept it in his pants. Now he's got this moron running around KU partying and missing court dates and ruining his legacy. If even a fourth of the players on the team have this attitude we won't win a game this season.

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Carolyn Troupe 2 years, 8 months ago

I hope Tony will withhold his tuxedo from the boy until he gets his act together.

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parrothead8 2 years, 8 months ago

Second time he's missed a court date. Second time the cops have been called due to his music being too loud. Seems like this guy has a hard time learning from his mistakes.

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Kirk 2 years, 8 months ago

This gives me a warm, hopeful feeling.

The thug vibe is a positive sign. If we can get MORE of our football players gang banging like our basketball players, we might just get good.

Does this seem at odds with Mr. Gill's Christian-ness? Hardly. It's all based on repressing stuff and looking the other way as long as possible, and then playing dumb when you get called out. Gill can do that.

We need more guys on the football team to be ramming their girlfriend's heads into a sink, but I'm hopeful we'll get there.

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actorman 2 years, 8 months ago

"- At least he wasn't angrily crawling through Taco Bell's drivethru window. "- At least he wasn't holding and robbing people at gun point at their apartments."

So if someone commits a robbery you would say, "At least he didn't beat anyone up?" Yes, what he did is not as bad as what some other players did years ago. In fact, the actual offense is not a big deal. But as others have pointed out, it's unbelievably stupid to miss a court date for a SECOND time. Hasn't he ever heard of a calendar? He should be suspended for stupidity alone.

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notigers4me 2 years, 8 months ago

It sounds like Daddy Tony is going to have to come to town and babysit his boy. He is not representing very well.

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Geekinout 2 years, 8 months ago

  • At least he wasn't angrily crawling through Taco Bell's drivethru window.
  • At least he wasn't holding and robbing people at gun point at their apartments.
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Andy Tweedy 2 years, 8 months ago

I can't speak to what he did to get in trouble, it does sound fairly harmless. But missing multiple court dates? Seriously? The first should have been a lesson learned, the second? I don't know how coach will handle this, but missing two court dates is pretty irresponsible.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 8 months ago

Pssst, Sands come here. Just tell T Geez-ay it was gospel music.

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Keith Hummel 2 years, 8 months ago

On the surface this just seems silly. Go to any apartment complex near any major University on almost any given night and you will hear loud music. The only way they should have been cited is if they blatantly refused to turn it down or were habitual offenders. That said, Sands was a complete idiot for not taking care of this, and an even bigger idiot because this is the second time he has thumbed his nose at the law and paid the price. For that reason alone I would suspend him for several games.

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Ferd Magellan 2 years, 8 months ago

Great job of sleuthing today, Mr. Diepenbrock. I'm sure you'll be able to dig up some parking ticket offenders as well.

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Clarence Haynes 2 years, 8 months ago

I believe that his father will get the last word on this.

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