Monday, September 2, 2019

KU linebacker arrested at popular Lawrence bar

Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett


A University of Kansas football player was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a popular student bar.

Thomas Patrick Barrett, 20, was arrested at 1340 Ohio St. — the address of Jayhawk Cafe, commonly known as The Hawk — on suspicion of contributing to a child’s misconduct and displaying or possessing a fictitious or fraudulent ID card, according to the Douglas County Jail booking log.

“We are aware of the situation and are currently in the process of gathering information,” a spokesperson for the KU football program said in a statement to the Journal-World. “We will handle the situation according to our internal policies.”


Tom Barrett

Barrett posted $1,500 bond and was released from jail a couple of hours after his arrest, and he has a court appearance set for Sept. 17, the booking log shows. Charges had not been filed against him in Douglas County District Court as of Monday, according to court records.

Barrett is a linebacker from Cleveland, according to his bio page on the Kansas Athletics website. In 2018 and 2019, he made the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll in the spring, the bio page says.

Barrett will turn 21 this week, the booking log shows.

Lawrence police did not immediately respond to an email seeking more information Sunday.

— Journal-World reporters Mackenzie Clark and Matt Tait contributed to this report.


Mark Wooden 2 years ago

How do you get released from jail on a holiday weekend? Did the others?

Larry Smith 2 years ago

It's a misdemeanor charge that probably has a bail amount already attached to it, so all you have to do is post bond and you are free to go.

Dirk Medema 2 years ago

He couldn’t wait one week? Just silly.

David Kelley-Wood 2 years ago

To put things back in balance, he should wait a week, and then not go in. Or, is that Missouri logic?

Micky Baker 2 years ago

Why would you do this? It is foolish. You're risking a full scholarship over a couple of drinks?

Jace FitzGibbon 2 years ago

How'd he get caught at the hawk? Unless the security went up since I left, usually everyone warned when the cops are there checking IDs and you bailed out of the back. But also silly that he got caught a week before his 21st. The hawk was frequented by athletes when I was there (all under 21...Xavier etc).

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