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Monday, July 22, 2019

KU football player arrested on suspicion of DUI

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A Kansas football player has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log.

KU police arrested Malcolm Charles Lee, 20, at 2:45 a.m. Saturday at 1034 Mississippi St., according to jail records. The address is less than a block from David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. He was released on bond within a couple of hours, the log shows.

“We are aware of the situation and are currently in the process of gathering information,” a KU spokesperson said of Lee’s arrest. “We will handle the situation according to our internal policies.”

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Malcolm Lee

A member of Les Miles’ first signing class at KU, Lee played previously at Iowa Western Community College.

Lee, a sophomore, officially joined KU as a transfer this summer. An Omaha, Neb., native, Lee is listed as a defensive tackle on the Jayhawks’ roster, at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds.

His next court appearance is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Aug. 7, according to jail records.

Deputy Chief James Anguiano, of KUPD, did not immediately respond to an email seeking more information Monday evening.

Comments

Dirk Medema 2 months, 4 weeks ago

20 would be under age as well?

Not good, but definitely not the worst thing in the world. About the same time, a JC DB in Cali was being shot to death.

Guessing the “being handled internally” will be similar to Brady a few years ago. Wasn’t it several games and unspecified additional conditioning?

Unfortunately, DL is also the place where it hurts the team the most as well.

Andy Godwin 2 months, 4 weeks ago

“Not the worst thing in the world”? Getting behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol is indeed a problem and can hurt/kill innocent others. Driving drunk should not by brushed aside simply because one is a football player.

Joe Black 2 months, 3 weeks ago

"Take it easy Francis" -Sgt. Hulka

Good God, it was "suspicion" of driving under the influence and most people get a slap on the wrist for first offense and it is not publish for the entire fan base of a major university to see. No one is trying to sweep it under the rug but he is a 20 year old and I'm quite sure you made a lot of stupid decisions at that age as well. Thank goodness no one was harmed and a lesson can be learned.

Steven Haag 2 months, 3 weeks ago

@Andy....DM didn’t say it wasn’t a problem. Nobody, that I know of, is disagreeing with you. He said it wasn’t the “worst thing in the world”. That is a true statement. I don’t think anybody condones drinking and driving. The athletic department will gather all the information and dole out the appropriate punishment.

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