Friday, August 13, 2021

Reserve LB Alsonso Person suspended from KU football indefinitely following arrest

Kansas linebacker Alonso Person

Kansas linebacker Alonso Person


A University of Kansas football player was arrested Thursday on suspicion of domestic battery and kidnapping, according to Douglas County Jail booking logs.

Alonso Person, who is a linebacker on the team, is being held without bond, according to the booking logs.

Head football coach Lance Leipold said in a statement Friday evening that Person has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities.

“Any allegations of this magnitude are not taken lightly, and we will continue to gather the facts to determine the next appropriate steps,” Leipold said in the release.

Further details about the allegations against Person were not immediately available on Friday evening.

Person, a redshirt freshman linebacker from Harbor City, Calif., was a member of the previous coaching staff’s 2020 recruiting class. He has never played in a game for the Jayhawks, and his name appeared on the football team’s unavailable list several times over the course of the past week.


Len Shaffer 5 months, 1 week ago

We have to of course wait and see whether he's guilty, but I'm impressed with Leipold's prompt decision to suspend him. No hemming and hawing on something this serious, like a lot of other coaches do.

Jeff Kallmeyer 5 months, 1 week ago

Uh, he's being held in jail w/o bond, of course he's suspended. This sounds serious.

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