Originally published March 16, 2017 at 11:50a.m., updated March 16, 2017 at 03:23p.m.

Affidavit reveals new details in Josh Jackson car vandalism case

Kansas guard Josh Jackson takes the court during a practice on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Sprint Center.

Kansas guard Josh Jackson takes the court during a practice on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Sprint Center.


A newly released court document in the incident between KU basketball star Josh Jackson and women’s basketball player McKenzie Calvert includes allegations that Jackson said he was going to “beat” the female athlete.

At the request of the Journal-World, Douglas County District Court has released the affidavit that was filed as part of a Dec. 9 incident involving Jackson and Calvert, which resulted in Jackson facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.

The incident became most heated in a parking lot across the street from the Lawrence bar The Yacht Club, where Jackson and Calvert had both been. Calvert said she was in that parking lot when she noticed Jackson angrily stepping towards her, and she and a teammate then got into her car.

Soon, Calvert's 2016 Ford Focus was damaged to the tune of thousands of dollars and Jackson "was yelling for her to get out of the car and that he would beat her ass," the affidavit says.

The affidavit in Jackson's case was filed by police justifying a court summons he was served on March 7. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 12, where he will be arraigned. All allegations made within the affidavit must be proven in court.

The allegation about Jackson threatening to beat Calvert was made by Calvert. That allegation is not made by two other witnesses that are included in the affidavit, although it isn't clear whether they were specifically asked about that part of the incident.

The following details are taken from Jackson's affidavit:

In the early morning hours of Dec. 9, a Friday, members of KU's men's and women's basketball teams were partying at Lawrence's Yacht Club, 530 Wisconsin St. There, Calvert told police she argued with her ex-boyfriend, KU men's basketball player Lagerald Vick.

Earlier in the morning, Vick showed up to the bar with his new girlfriend, which was upsetting, Calvert told police in a Jan. 30 interview.

"Toward the end of the night, Vick would look at her while dancing with his new girlfriend as if he were taunting her," Calvert told police.

At closing time, Calvert said she threw a drink on Vick as he walked near her, then she left the bar.

As she left, Calvert said she heard Jackson say "hey (expletive)" while he had something in his hand, which might have been a bottle.

Calvert said she did not believe any of the drink she threw hit Jackson. She told him that if he threw something at her, she would call the police.

Jackson followed Calvert to her car, she said. Soon, KU women's basketball player Caelynn Manning-Allen grabbed Jackson, trying to restrain him.

Calvert said she got into her car and was joined by Eboni Watts, another KU women's basketball player.

Also interviewed on Jan. 30, Manning-Allen corroborated Calvert's recollection that she tried to hold Jackson back.

Manning-Allen "said she got in front of Jackson and grabbed hold of his arms," the affidavit says. "Jackson then kicked the driver's door."

Around this time, Calvert said Watts left the car, but Watts told Calvert to stay put.

In another Jan. 30 interview, Watts said that once she left Calvert's car, "Jackson began banging on the driver's window" while continuing to yell at Calvert.

"Watts said she witnessed Jackson kick Calvert's driver's door twice, near the door handle," the affidavit says. She also said she saw Jackson kick the tail light.

Eventually, Manning-Allen said she was able to get Jackson away from Calvert's car.

At McCarthy Hall, home to the men's basketball team, police interviewed Jackson alongside KU men's basketball coach Bill Self at about 5:45 a.m. the same day.

Jackson told police that after following Calvert out of the bar and to her car, he "asked why she was there and why she hadn't left," the affidavit says. "Jackson said he kicked the left rear quarter panel on the vehicle one time, just above the wheel well."

"Jackson said there were several other people around the vehicle, some of whom were throwing rocks at the vehicle," the affidavit continues. "Jackson said he did not believe he had damaged the vehicle."

Neither Calvert, Manning-Allen or Watts mentioned anybody other than Jackson damaging the car, though it is not clear whether they were asked about any other suspects.

Around 1:58 that morning, Calvert called police, who responded to the scene and began investigating.

The front right bumper, grille, fender, windshield, left tail lamp assembly and driver's side front door were all damaged in the incident, the affidavit says. The total cost to repair the damage was estimated at $3,150.45.

Witnesses only reported Jackson damaging the driver's door and left tail light. The estimated cost to fix those two items is $1,127.45, the affidavit says.

A single, misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property of less than $1,000 was filed against Jackson on Feb. 24.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson said in a news release Jackson was not charged with felony criminal damage, defined as damage exceeding $1,000, because "the state can't prove beyond a reasonable doubt that all the damage to the door and tail light were caused by Jackson due to other unidentifiable individual(s) damaging the vehicle."

A spokeswoman in Branson’s office on Thursday said the office was not answering additional questions about the incident, including whether Jackson’s alleged threat of violence or Calvert’s throwing of a drink were reviewed for possible prosecution. In Kansas, assault charges can be brought forward based on verbal threats.

Jackson received “appropriate in-house discipline” immediately following the incident, Self has previously said. That discipline, however, did not include a suspension from any games. Calvert has said she did receive a suspension from the women’s basketball team following the incident, but that suspension was then lifted before the team’s next game. Both Calvert and her father, Tim Calvert, have made numerous public statements alleging that KU has treated Calvert unfairly, especially compared to any discipline Jackson has received.

On Thursday, a KU Athletics Department spokesman reiterated the department was aware of these allegations and has taken appropriate measures.

"As we already knew, some of our men’s and women’s student-athletes made some poor decisions that night," Athletics Department spokesman Jim Marchiony said. "The release of this information today does not change our understanding of the events of that evening. As we’ve said, we have already handled the internal Athletics discipline regarding this incident."


Ryan Zimmerman 5 years, 3 months ago

Damn I bet Self was stoked to get called to a police interview at 5:45 in the morning...yikes

Dustin Lentz 5 years, 3 months ago

Wow - this is pure college drama - more important things to focus on! RCJHGKU!!

Marius Rowlanski 5 years, 3 months ago

At least there won't be any distractions going into the NCAA tournament.

Glen Miller 5 years, 3 months ago

As great as this kid has been, all the off the court drama surrounding him has been disappointing. If it were a 1 time occurrence then I wouldn't be too worried, but he's been right in the middle of a few and we've seen that he's got a bit of a temper. I sure hope this doesn't bring NCAA investigations down the line.......

Ian Legler 5 years, 3 months ago

Glen what do you mean he's been right in the middle of a few incidents? This is the only one that I've heard of unless you're referring to the backing into another car and leaving without providing his information. I count 2 "incidents" one being relatively severe, the other being minute.

He also befriended a young girl with cancer who is a huge Kansas fan... There won't be an investigation, Title IX is getting involved but that's more from the Dad than the girl.

The sky isn't falling and stop trying to vilify at young kid who got upset at a girl who had lashed out against a friend of his... If he doesn't kick her car this is non-story.

Marius Rowlanski 5 years, 3 months ago

Jackson has also been listed as a witness in the sexual assault of a minor which included drugs and paraphernalia found at the scene. I realize that being a witness is FAR from being a suspect but the optics aren't good for either Jackson, the athletic department, or Kansas.

After reading Glenn's post, where did you get that he was trying to vilify Jackson? I don't see anything in Glenn's post that comes close to your assertation. Also, do you have some special insight on what will be investigated or not?

Jackson is being arraigned 7 days after the NCAA championship. So there clearly is a police investigation and as to the NCAA, I have no idea where they are going and neither do you.

Marc Frey 5 years, 3 months ago

"Nothing good happens after midnight". As a father of 5 and 4 of them girls...I tell them this all of the time. So far..3 for 3. Poor grades and acting stupid are the things to avoid.

Dirk Medema 5 years, 3 months ago

Those stinking taunting looks, as if bringing a new gf out in public isn't bad enough.

Barry Weiss 5 years, 3 months ago

I'm focusing on basketball and don't care about this crap.

Marius Rowlanski 5 years, 3 months ago

Unfortunately, the national media is now involved and it will surely be mentioned in every game Kansas plays.

Clarence Haynes 5 years, 3 months ago

April 12! Let's wait and hear what is said in court then! No sense in dribbling this stuff out now.

Robert Robinson 5 years, 3 months ago

Remember the good ol days when the men's basketball team only fought with football players?

Bryce Landon 5 years, 3 months ago

I hope to God this isn't true, but if it is, Josh Jackson might be one of worst guys ever to don the crimson and blue.

Andy Hess 5 years, 3 months ago

Wow, hyperbole much? Worst ever for kicking a car? You need your head examined.

John Brazelton 5 years, 3 months ago

Wait 4 months and Jackson will have an NBA pro contract worth a couple of million. The pay-off will be worth waiting for.

Robin Smith 5 years, 3 months ago

This crusade continues to be ridiculous.

Robert Brock 5 years, 3 months ago

I saw the movie. I'll bet that the novel was better.

Danny Hernandez 5 years, 3 months ago

GMAFB! Tempers flair and words are said. Give it a rest! Way over blown because we're only hearing one ide

Danny Hernandez 5 years, 3 months ago

GMAFB! Tempers flair and words are said. Give it a rest! Way over blown because we're only hearing one side of the story. Let some girl throw a drink at you and I bet you'd want to choke her skinny beck. See how stuff generates rage

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