A standout Kansas University football player has run into a scrape with the law, authorities reported this morning.
Lawrence police have cited Charles "June" Henley Jr., a freshman from Columbus, Ohio, for petty larceny after a reported shoplifting Sunday at the 1/2 Price Store, 2727 Iowa.
Store personnel told police that Henley was stopped by a security officer about 4:40 p.m. while he was trying to take a black coat and a pair of Reebok Black Top basketball shoes. The items were valued together on a police report at $141.
Henley was not arrested. Rather, he was issued a notice to appear in Lawrence Municipal Court.
A municipal court clerk said this morning that Henley was scheduled to appear Nov. 30 for arraignment. The maximum penalty for petty larceny, a misdemeanor, is one year in jail and a $500 fine.
Henley, an 18-year-old running back, leads the Big Eight in rushing with 1,009 yards heading into Saturday's finale against Missouri. He has started at running back in KU's last four games.
Doug Vance, KU sports information director, told reporters that KU football coach Glen Mason would not comment on the incident.