A Kansas University basketball player has entered into a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors over a minor in possession of alcohol citation, according to court records.
Ben McLemore, 19, had his case disposed Friday after his attorney filed the agreement, which calls for McLemore to pay $160 in court costs and a $200 fine. McLemore had received a ticket Nov. 4 from a state Alcoholic Beverage Control officer who alleged McLemore was found with a Red Bull and vodka drink at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St.
His attorney, Al Lopes, indicated three months ago that he had prepared to pursue a defense of entrapment and alleged an unknown woman bought McLemore the drink that he accepted but planned to dispose of it before drinking it. Prosecutors disputed those allegations.
McLemore, who was a freshman from St. Louis, was ineligible to play in games last season because the NCAA declared him a partial academic qualifier.