Has Peace Finally Come To Lawrence, Kansas?
Has the national emergency that’s been gripping the University of Kansas’ campus finally come to an end? Is it safe for non-athletic students to leave their dorm rooms now? Or will football and basketball players continue to run amuck, causing KU students to fear for their non-athletic lives? If reports are to be believed, it seems as if KU’s administrative arm is on the case, making the combatants apologize and shake hands, all while issuing feel-good missives discussing the benefits of teamwork and solidarity among athletes.
Too bad that meme wasn’t being perpetuated yesterday.
We have the released statement after the jump, courtesy of KUSports.com:
We realize that over the past couple of days we’ve let a disagreement between a few guys grow bigger than it ever should have. We’re embarrassed about that.
“Now we want everyone know that we have met and talked it out. We realize we’re all Jayhawks. We’re proud of what both teams have accomplished.
“We appreciate the support these teams give each other. We’ll be in the stands rooting for each other like we always have.
“We all wear KANSAS on our uniforms, and we’re proud of that. We need to act like it. We’ve met; we’re all on the same page, and we will move forward together. The football team is ready to get back to work, focused on Saturday’s game against Southern Mississippi, and the basketball team will continue to prepare for another great season.”
The statement has been attributed to Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins of the basketball team, as well as Kerry Meier, Todd Reesing, Jake Sharp, and Darrell Stuckey of the football team. Currently, there’s still no word from the coaches of these respective teams, although, I’m sure that will change directly. The Kansan has more on the players allegedly involved:
Among them were the Morris twins, Mario Little, Sherron Collins, Tyshawn Taylor, Brady Morningstar, Travis Releford, Tyrel Reed, Thomas Robinson, Elijah Johnson and many other players. The only football players identified in the group were Dezmon Briscoe and Chris Harris, whom police from the KU Police Department were questioning.
Judging by the list, it certainly looks like KU’s basketball team was much more involved than their football counterparts. This would make one believe the female that evidently caused this whole mess went from a basketball player over the the football side of things. That, apparently, didn’t go over very well with Tyshawn “Keeping it ‘G’” Taylor.