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Monday, March 12, 2018

KU football receiver Chase Harrell arrested on suspicion of DUI

Kansas wide receiver Chase Harrell (3) is taken off of his feet as he is hit by Ohio cornerback Bradd Ellis (3) during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.

Kansas wide receiver Chase Harrell (3) is taken off of his feet as he is hit by Ohio cornerback Bradd Ellis (3) during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.

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A University of Kansas football player was arrested on suspicion of DUI over the weekend in Lawrence.

Chase W. Harrell, 21, was booked into jail early Sunday morning after being arrested on suspicion of DUI near Sixth and Kentucky streets, according to jail records. Harrell also had failed to appear for a court date in a previous traffic case, according to jail records.

Harrell was released on bond Sunday, according to jail records. Charges against him did not appear Monday morning in a search of Douglas County District Court cases.

"We are aware of the situation," Kansas football coach David Beaty said in a statement released to the Journal-World. "We are currently still collecting all of the details. When that process is completed we will have further comment."

Harrell, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver from Huffman, Texas, caught 25 passes for 221 yards and three touchdowns during the 2017 season.

This past December, Harrell witnessed his brother shot and killed while attending a house party near Houston.

Comments

Chris DeWeese 9 months, 1 week ago

Not in the vast configuration of the universe, but it's important to the program, this team, and this young man.

Michael Maris 9 months, 1 week ago

Well, not a great story to hear or read about. But, this is NOT a "throw the book at him" type situation. Kid has been dealing with some personal family tragedy. So, he needs more help and healing than anything. The greatest majority of "we" the fan base can certainly understand (and probably relate with some of our own past personal experiences) with Mr. Harrell's current situation.

Michael Maris 9 months, 1 week ago

I'm not condoning his actions, by any means. And yes, Uber, Lyft or local taxi service company are available for anyone to use (to avoid such situations).

Kevin Robert Fest 9 months, 1 week ago

We all have problems whether it be personal, financial, health etc. But dealing with it in a destructive way is not the answer. I understand that he lost his brother recently, but alcohol or drugs as a means of coping isn't the answer. I say take him off the team NOT kick him off the team let him focus on himself and heal, let him not have to worry about his status on the team just let him focus on himself. Maybe he doesn't play this year and that's ok losing a brother at any age is hard enough much less for a 21 year old. I don't condone what he did.

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