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Prosecutors dismiss DUI charge against former KU, pro football player

Douglas County prosecutors Thursday dismissed a DUI charge against former Kansas University and NFL football player Elvis Patterson related to a June 4, 2011, traffic stop east of Lawrence.

KU basketball player Ben McLemore enters into diversion agreement

A Kansas University basketball player has entered into a diversion agreement with Douglas County prosecutors over a minor in possession of alcohol citation, according to court records.

Ex-KU basketball player Marcus Morris enters diversion agreement for battery charge

Former Kansas University and current NBA basketball player Marcus Morris has entered into a diversion agreement with prosecutors related to a February incident at a Lawrence nightclub.

Two KU football players face charges after weekend fight at The Hawk; both players dismissed from team

Two Kansas University football players are accused of getting into a fight with employees at the The Hawk, 1340 Ohio, and running from officers early Saturday, a Lawrence police spokesman said.

Man convicted in KU ticket scandal wants a year shaved off his federal prison sentence

A former Kansas Athletics Inc. consultant convicted for his role in the Kansas University ticket scandal is asking a judge to shave a year off his 46-month federal prison sentence, according to court records.

Additional police will be downtown Monday night if KU basketball fans celebrate a win

If thousands flood downtown Lawrence again Monday night to celebrate a national championship, Lawrence police say law enforcement’s response will be similar to Saturday night.

Third level of Lawrence's parking garage will be closed Saturday night for Final Four downtown security

In your strategic planning for a parking space downtown in the event of a major celebration after Kansas University’s Final Four game Saturday, you can eliminate the top level of the New Hampshire Street parking garage.

Prosecutor denies allegations of entrapment by KU basketball player accused of illegally possessing alcohol

A Douglas County prosecutor in court Friday denied that an Alcoholic Beverage Control officer used someone undercover the night he wrote Kansas University basketball player Ben McLemore a citation for minor in possession of alcohol.

Attorney for KU's McLemore suggests entrapment defense in minor in possession of alcohol citation

An attorney for a Kansas University basketball player who is fighting a minor in possession of alcohol citation has mentioned an entrapment defense.

Former KU player Marcus Morris cited for misdemeanor battery

Former Kansas University and current NBA player Marcus Morris received a misdemeanor battery citation early Sunday related to an alleged fight at a Lawrence night club, Supervising City Prosecutor Jerry Little said Monday afternoon.

Two Lawrence police officers suspended for role in fixing traffic tickets in exchange for KU basketball tickets

City leaders have confirmed that two Lawrence police officers were suspended following an investigation conducted by the FBI related to traffic tickets being fixed in exchange for Kansas University basketball tickets.

Attorney enters plea of not guilty for KU basketball player accused of possessing alcohol

Kansas University basketball player Ben McLemore pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to a misdemeanor charge of minor in possession of alcohol.

Court date delayed for KU basketball player charged with possessing alcohol

A Tuesday afternoon court date for Ben McLemore, the Kansas University basketball player who faces a a charge of minor in possession of alcohol, has been delayed.

KU basketball player Ben McLemore arrested after failing to appear in court for minor in possession case

Ben McLemore, a Kansas University freshman basketball player who is ineligible to play this year, was arrested on a warrant Tuesday morning for failing to appear to court.

Kansas Highway Patrol putting extra troopers on the road for Saturday's KU-KSU game

The Kansas Highway Patrol plans extra traffic patrols around the area for Saturday’s Sunflower Showdown game at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence.

Former KU, pro football player Elvis Patterson pleads not guilty to drunken driving, speeding

A former Kansas University and NFL football player who faces a DUI case in Douglas County pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

KU football player pleads not guilty to misdemeanor obstruction charge

An attorney entered a not guilty plea Monday for a Kansas University football player accused of running from a police officer earlier this month.

Former KU, NFL player Elvis Patterson faces DUI, speeding charges in Douglas County

Douglas County prosecutors have filed three misdemeanor charges against Elvis Patterson, a former Kansas University and NFL football player, related to a June vehicle stop on Kansas Highway 10 east of Lawrence.

Attorney: KU freshman linebacker seeking diversion on drunken-driving charge

A freshman Kansas University football player who faces a drunken driving charge has applied for diversion, his attorney said Tuesday.

KU freshman football player arrested for fake ID, misdemeanor battery on a law enforcement officer

A Kansas University football player was arrested early Saturday, accused of carrying a fake ID, misdemeanor battery on a law enforcement officer and obstruction before he posted bond Sunday evening.

Former KU running back Deshaun Sands pleads guilty in municipal court case

One day after Kansas University football coach Turner Gill announced Deshaun Sands was removed from the team for violating team policies, Sands pleaded guilty and settled his pending Lawrence Municipal Court case.

Family of former KU athletic director Bob Frederick reaches out-of-court settlement of lawsuit filed after his death

The family of former Kansas University Athletic Director Bob Frederick has reached an out-of-court settlement with the final two defendants in a lawsuit filed after his 2009 death following a bicycle accident, attorneys said Thursday.

Kansas Athletics replaces Touchdown Club recliner stolen from south end of Memorial Stadium

Kansas Athletics Inc. officials have replaced a Touchdown Club recliner that was stolen from Memorial Stadium last week.

KU sophomore running back Deshaun Sands arrested for missing court date on disturbing the peace charge

A sophomore Kansas University running back was arrested Saturday night on an outstanding warrant for missing a June court date related to an April misdemeanor disturbing the peace citation.

September court date set for KU freshman linebacker Benjamin Heeney charged with driving drunk, racing on highway

A freshman Kansas University football player faces a September hearing in a drunken driving case in Douglas County District Court, according to court records.

Battery charge against KU's Thomas Robinson dismissed; victim not interested in prosecution

As part of an agreement, the city prosecutor has dismissed a misdemeanor battery charge against Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson.

KU officials decide not to pursue civil lawsuit against defendants convicted in athletic ticket scandal

Kansas University officials won’t file a civil lawsuit against former athletic department employees who stole $2 million in a football and basketball ticket scheme, a KU spokesman said Friday.

KU athletic director reviewing department's 6-figure salaries

A review of salaries at Kansas Athletics Inc. shows 36 of the top 42 administrators and coaches — 85 percent — are paid at least $100,000.

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Former Lawrence police Chief Ron Olin to leave $115,000 job at Kansas Athletics

Former Lawrence police chief Ron Olin has resigned his position as Kansas Athletics Inc. director of security and internal controls effective at the end of this month, according to an athletics department news release.

Contracts, extensions may put new KU athletic director in tough spot

New Kansas University Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger may be limited in his ability to make certain coaching changes in the coming years because of contracts signed by former KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins.

KU football player enters into diversion agreement on DUI charge

A Kansas University football player who faced a drunken driving charge in Lawrence Municipal Court turned in a diversion agreement Friday morning, according to the city prosecutor’s office.

Man tied to fight between KU basketball, football teams still must complete court-ordered anger management classes

A 21-year-old man with ties to a 2009 fight between Kansas University football and basketball players told a judge Tuesday he had two more anger management classes to complete related to a diversion agreement.

May 23rd hearing set for KU basketball player Thomas Robinson in battery case

Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson has a hearing set for May 23 for a misdemeanor battery case in Lawrence Municipal Court after his attorney entered an appearance for him.

KU basketball player Thomas Robinson cited in misdemeanor battery case outside nightclub

KU coach Bill Self, associate AD Jim Marchiony aware of incident

Lawrence police have cited Kansas University basketball player Thomas Robinson to appear in municipal court on a misdemeanor battery charge in connection with an altercation outside a Lawrence nightclub, city prosecutor Jerry Little said Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors ask court to revoke diversion of man linked to 2009 fight involving KU players

Douglas County prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke a diversion agreement of a 21-year-old man who was connected to a 2009 fight outside the Burge Union involving Kansas University basketball and football players.

Former KU football player gets jail time, probation for burglary and assault

A former Kansas University football defensive lineman convicted of holding four students at gunpoint last May was sentenced Friday to serve 60 days in jail and three years on probation.

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Lawrence police plan ahead for Final Four weekend, ready for a party in the streets

If the Kansas University men's basketball team wins their Elite Eight game Sunday and advances to the Final Four, law enforcement agencies are prepared to handle large downtown celebrations.

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KU football player Chris Omigie arrested on DUI

According to Douglas County Jail records, a KU Public Safety officer arrested 19-year-old Chris Omigie around 2:30 a.m. Saturday after a traffic stop near 21st Street and Naismith Drive on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.

Ex-KU football player Jamal Greene pleads guilty to burglary, assault for incident involving gun at Lawrence apartment

A former Kansas University football player pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges in connection with a May incident when four KU students were held at gunpoint.

Former KU football player Vernon Brooks pleads no-contest to burglary, assault charges

Vernon Brooks, a former Kansas University football player, pleaded no-contest to charges of aggravated burglary and aggravated assault in connection with a May incident when four KU students were held at gunpoint.

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City prosecutor reveals details of Mario Little's diversion agreement

Basketball player must complete anger management classes and community service

Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little must complete anger management counseling and 30 hours of community service as part of a diversion agreement for his battery case in Lawrence Municipal Court.

Court date for KU basketball player Mario Little moved to May

The municipal court date for Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little has been delayed from Jan. 5 to May 19 after his attorney recently entered an appearance for him.

KU basketball player Mario Little arrested after altercation involving girlfriend, suspended indefinitely

Kansas University senior basketball player Mario Little was arrested early Thursday on charges of battery, criminal damage and criminal trespassing.

Defense attorney: Trial unlikely in case involving former KU football player Jamal Greene

A defense attorney on Wednesday said he doesn’t expect a trial to be held on allegations that a former Kansas University football player held four students at gunpoint last May.

Fire outside KU's Anderson strength center under control

No major injuries were reported during a three-alarm fire that broke out Tuesday morning in a HVAC unit attached to one of Kansas University’s sports facilities.

KU running back Deshaun Sands arrested, then released for not appearing in traffic court

Kansas University running back Deshaun Sands was arrested Thursday morning on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in municipal traffic court.

Deadlines nearing for latest round of grants from Bill Self's foundation

Assists Foundation targets youth, wellness

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and his foundation are seeking ideas this week from organizations on how to help young people in Kansas.

Joe-College.com argues judge's ruling would mean end to T-shirt company

Defense attorneys are calling it the “legal and economic equivalent of the death penalty” for a Lawrence T-shirt retailer.

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When game day arrives, fans undergo their own mental transformation

Game day unlocks deep inhibitions

For the last four years, John-Mark Zini has been a mainstay along with his buddies in the front row at Kansas University football games.

KU associate AD enters diversion over domestic violence charge

Diversion agreement to last 1 year

Kansas University associate athletic director Chris Howard has entered into a diversion agreement in Douglas County District Court on two misdemeanor charges he faced related to a June domestic incident at his home.

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