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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Freshman KU basketball player Brannen Greene cited for leaving scene of accident

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Incoming freshman Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court after being cited last week for leaving the scene of an accident.

Greene, 18, of Monroe, Ga., was cited July 17 by Lawrence police investigating a non-injury accident on July 13, in which a car was damaged by a vehicle that left the scene, according to police reports.

A 6-foot-7 small forward from Tift County High in Tifton, Ga., Greene signed to play at KU in November and has been practicing with the team this summer. He was ranked 47th among ESPN's top 100 high school players in the 2013 recruiting class.

The accident was reported about 3:20 a.m. on July 13, in the 2000 block of Ousdahl Rd., where an unoccupied 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis was struck while parked in a driveway. The trunk of the car was significantly damaged, according to police. Witnesses could not immediately identify the vehicle that struck the Mercury, but police later determined that it was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer belonging to a 25-year-old Lawrence man and driven by Greene.

Greene was cited for leaving the scene of an accident involving property damage and failure to report an accident. He is scheduled to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court on Aug. 7.

Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said athletics officials were aware of the incident but that there would be no publicly announced sanctions. "There certainly will be discipline, but it will be handled internally," he said.

Comments

Dirk Andrews 8 months, 4 weeks ago

This is exactly what we don't need! Come on HCBS. Come on student/athletes. Our example of what we don't want to do is right in front of us, i.e. UNC. Let's be champions on and off the court. Let's learn from this and others mistakes.

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Mark Lindrud 8 months, 4 weeks ago

We may have just figured out who's red shirting this year. Oh, and I still recall late nights at Pizza Shuttle.

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braami 8 months, 4 weeks ago

First of all, know that the car was parked WELL in the driveway, and not hanging out in the damn street. This was my friends car that got hit, and it was seriously f**ked up. "the trunk was significantly damaged" is an understatement, trust me.

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Kevin Huffman 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Maybe, he was doing the 25-year old, owner of the truck a favor (I.e., they were drunk & couldn't drive).

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Nathan Scholl 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Kids will be kids, but HCBS will get Brannen on the right track. I'd say 500 or so stair climbing drills a day for a month? Be smarter young man!

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AzHawk97 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Greene is still on Georgia time, so obviously it was 4:20!!!

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ahpersecoachingexperience 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Anyone going to ask who the 25 year old loser that's hanging our with 18 year olds is?

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Sam Brockert 8 months, 4 weeks ago

I will say he was probably driving drunk and left the scene because they then can't cite you for driving drunk.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 8 months, 4 weeks ago

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 2002 Blazer...the most expensive thing that was damaged was the paper uses to file the report!

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kureader 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Every Monday morning, some LJW staffer scans the weekend police reports hoping to find some dirt on a KU athlete. I'm just glad the LJW didn't have a bunch of reporters in the 60's and 70's with nothing to do in the offseason. (They had Chuck Woodling and Chuck Woodling). Some of my teammates would have read their names in the LJW every single weekend. The LJW is what it is, and I'm sure they know what they're doing. I'd just prefer to read sports articles. This article is lazy journalism, and it tarnishes the reputation of a kid just to gain readership. Who knows what happened. I'll give the kid the benefit of the doubt. This doesn't belong in the newspaper. LJW, get off your butt and write a sports story.

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diegohawk 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Big fan of a couple of decent sit down Mexican restys in Larrytown.

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Cmill1221 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Hate to say it but smart move. Leaving the scene of an accident is 100% better than a DUI. Since he is under 21 any trace of alcohol would have put him behind bars. Not sayin he was drinking or anything but at 3:30 AM...

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ahpersecoachingexperience 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Smashing into a 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis the person should of applauded him not reported him!

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Woody Cragg 8 months, 4 weeks ago

2 weeks of boot camp will alter his process for sure.

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Wickedson 8 months, 4 weeks ago

See ya. Don't need him anyway.

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jhawkrulz 8 months, 4 weeks ago

So Greene was probably talking to a lady late at night when her "ex" boyfriend got home. Greene was scared quickly putting the car in drive instead of reverse. He damaged a car worth less than $200, but was cited for leaving the scene. Get an attorney and there will be no issue.

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Brett McCabe 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Well.....leaving the scene eliminated the DUI issue....so the punishment will probably be less severe. It's good to reward quick thinking when drunk.

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TheFloater 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Exactly my thoughts. NOTHING ever good ever happens at 3:20 AM. July 13th was a saturday night. Speaking from experience, being out at 3:20 AM on a saturday night spells trouble.

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jayhawkintx1973 8 months, 4 weeks ago

What the hell are you doing out at 3:20 AM? You're not in high school any more.

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dynamitehawk 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Oh boy. Nothing good comes from and unoccupied 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis.

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Sparko 8 months, 4 weeks ago

Well, since it was a 1997 Marquis, I am thinking justice is served already.

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