Kansas guard Arterio Morris has been dismissed from the Jayhawks program after being arrested Friday and charged with rape stemming from an incident that passed off earlier this summer time. Morris, a former McDonald’s All-American who transferred to Kansas from Texas within the offseason, earlier this month after settling a misdemeanor assault cost with a plea deal stemming from one other incident that allegedly passed off in Texas.
“After we discovered of allegations concerning Arterio Morris, he was suspended from the Kansas males’s basketball program,” KU coach Bill Self said Friday in a statement. “We at the moment are conscious he has been arrested and charged, and he was dismissed from this system. As that is an ongoing authorized matter, we aren’t in a position to remark additional presently.”
Morris was arrested round 7:15 a.m. CT on Friday and launched on a $75,000 surety bond, based on KUSports.com. His subsequent courtroom look is scheduled for Oct. 18.
Morris’ arrest is simply the most recent authorized difficulty in his younger school profession. He was arrested final June for an alleged altercation together with his ex-girlfriend, however went on to play in each recreation on the College of Texas as a freshman in 2022-23, averaging 4.6 factors per recreation in a task off the bench. Morris then transferred to KU this offseason earlier than being accused of rape in late August at KU’s McCarthy Corridor, the on-campus residing quarters the place males’s basketball gamers reside.
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