Maciah Long dismissed from Kansas football program
Sophomore defensive end Maciah Long was dismissed from the program Monday morning, the announcement coming in a KU Athletics news release a little more than 15 hours after he was arrested in Lawrence shortly before 8 p.m.
Long was being held without bond on charges of possession of marijuana, criminal damage to property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, per Journal-World reporter Sarah Shepherd’s story.
The news release sent out by KU Athletics attributed the dismissal to “a violation of team rules.”
Long was recruited to Kansas from Houston as a linebacker after playing quarterback in high school. He quickly was moved to offense, where he worked out at tight end and fullback and even appeared as a quarterback in the wildcat formation.
Long appeared to find a home in spring football as a defensive end who was being groomed to to play a role similar to the one filled last season by Cameron Rosser, who was a pass-rush specialist.
In high school, Long led North Shore High to a Texas Class 6A state title as a senior and was named Offensive MVP of the state title game.
Long is the second player dismissed in recent weeks, joining wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez.