Sherron Collins’ court date set for April 15

A civil lawsuit against Kansas University basketball player Sherron Collins is scheduled to be heard by a Douglas County jury on April 15.

Jessica Brown filed the lawsuit against Collins, in reference to an incident reported to have occurred at the Jayhawker Towers on the Kansas University campus.

In the lawsuit, Brown accused Collins of exposing himself and rubbing against her despite being told repeatedly to stop. She said the incident occurred May 18, 2007, in an elevator at Jayhawker Towers, where she worked. She seeks damages in excess of $75,000 for mental and physical problems.

Collins, a KU junior point guard, denies the allegations that he assaulted the woman. In a counterclaim filed last week, Collins seeks monetary damages from Brown accusing her of defamation and extreme and outrageous conduct. Collins maintains that Brown’s allegations are false and made with the intention to make the public think less of him.

On Aug. 1, a judge set aside a default judgment he had previously issued when Collins did not respond to the lawsuit filed in May. An attorney for Collins filed a response to the lawsuit Aug. 4. On Monday, a district court judge scheduled the jury trial.

District Attorney Charles Branson declined to file criminal charges against Collins, based on insufficient evidence.