Dallas TV station to report Darrell Arthur allegedly may have benefited from academic improprieties in high school

Dallas television station WFAA is teasing a story set to air at 10 p.m. tonight about a former South Oak Cliff athlete — presumably KU basketball player Darrell Arthur — who may have benefited from improprieties in high school that helped him qualify for a college scholarship.

“Some say he should’ve never even made it out of high school,” the teaser says, presumably about Arthur.

The station, an ABC affiliate, talked to a former teacher for the story.

If anything improper was done academically while Arthur was at South Oak Cliff, KU is not expected to be impacted. Arthur was declared eligible by the NCAA in 2006 before enrolling at Kansas.

KU associate athletic director Jim Marchiony said the athletic department was aware of the story. South Oak Cliff’s state title in basketball in 2006 — Arthur’s senior year — already has been forfeited due to the use of an ineligible player. The Dallas ISD has conducted an ongoing investigation, Marchiony said.

“Until they finish and come up with some facts,” Marchiony said, “we can’t say anything.”

To view WFAA’s teaser, click here.