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KU basketball player Chase Buford enters diversion agreement in July DUI case

Kansas University freshman Chase Buford calls timeout as he falls out of bounds late in the game against Louisiana-Monroe.

Kansas University freshman Chase Buford calls timeout as he falls out of bounds late in the game against Louisiana-Monroe.

October 29, 2009

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Kansas University basketball player Chase Buford has been placed on diversion for operating a vehicle under the influence, Lawrence Municipal Court records said.

Buford, who was scheduled to appear in court for the charge on Thursday, instead must pay $802 in diversion and other court fees. The diversion also includes charges of refusal to submit to a breath test and a stop sign violation.

The 21-year-old junior basketball guard from San Antonio was arrested July 11 in the 700 block of New Hampshire.

According to the diversion agreement, Buford is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs for one year and must complete substance abuse treatment.

KU basketball player Brady Morningstar was also placed on diversion earlier this month in a driving under the influence case.

Comments

1029 5 years, 1 month ago

Whoa, no alcohol or drugs for a year?! Bummer, dude.

kusp8 5 years, 1 month ago

Meh, standard treatment for first-offense DUI. No real news here.

ralphralph 5 years, 1 month ago

At some point the phrase "lack of institutional control" starts to creep into one's mind.

hip_gma 5 years, 1 month ago

Got some thirsty fellas on this year's team

somedude20 5 years, 1 month ago

"According to the diversion agreement, Buford is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs for one year"

disregarding prescription medications, when is it ever legal to consume drugs?

maxcrabb 5 years, 1 month ago

You are right beo... I really should have thought about the consequences when I told the lady at Mrs. E's, "To hell with parliamentary procedure, give me two spicy chicken sandwiches!"

Never again. Never... again...

hbjayhawk 5 years, 1 month ago

Budweiser Brady and Chasers Buford! With our no 1 ranking, we could score some major alcohol endorsements and generate some revenue. "Real Men of Genuis" commericials can play highlighting these boozin' hawks. Kick them both off the team. Phog Allen would have! Ted Owens would have! Roy Williams might have!

hawkman8950 5 years, 1 month ago

I like this team more and more, nice to see them as not so pure and a little lower on the pedestal these days! Bottoms up fellas to a great season forthcoming!

hip_gma 5 years, 1 month ago

hbjayhawk: Well if it wasn't for Brady's dad being local and Buford dad's and Self being in each other's weddings, things may have gone down differently.

kmat 5 years, 1 month ago

beobachter (Anonymous) says…

Sounds very much like a typical bunch of college students. Bet they learn from their mistakes. I understand all you perfect posters never made a mistake at that age.


Yes, we all make mistakes. BUT, the difference between them and the typical college student is that they are on scholarship, playing on the top ranked basketball program of all time. They are not typical college students. I knew many D1 NCAA athletes that went without drinking and partying, because they were D1 NCAA athletes on scholarship. Not everyone in life is held to the same standards and these guys should be held to a higher standard than the typical college student. There are lots of other kids that would be willing to not party to get a chance to play.

Hopefully these kids are learning from these mistakes. Just seems like too many kids on this team are making big mistakes.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 1 month ago

"disregarding prescription medications, when is it ever legal to consume drugs?"

It's a requirement of the diversion agreement, not a legalization of drug use. If caught having drunk alcohol or having consumed drugs (illegal ones, I presume) he loses the diversion and will face penalties for the DUI, as well as any new drug or alcohol charges.

John Brown 5 years, 1 month ago

You'd think that given the level of talent and the limit of playing time that Brady and Chase would not flirt with this kind of trouble or even worse, getting booted from the team.

hbjayhawk 5 years, 1 month ago

beobatcher--I never made a mistake at that age. In fact, I was an unknown jayhawk undergrad at that age. Heck, if I wore that uniform, and played in AFH with Sherron and Cole, I wouldn't drink, have sex, or do anything but surround myself with good people and thank God that I was chosen to represent the best tradition of college sports in the country. These pampered byatches can and should be held to a higher standard. At least get a friend and designated driver! Tweet for a ride! Call someone. To get a DUI as a Jayhawk Athlete is a disgrace.

mdrndgtl 5 years, 1 month ago

You didn't drink, have sex, wear the uniform, or play in AFH. You're the disgrace.

Casey_Jones 5 years, 1 month ago

"disregarding prescription medications, when is it ever legal to consume drugs?"

i've never understood why most people don't seem to consider alcohol a drug. how is it any different? because you drink it?

riverdrifter 5 years, 1 month ago

"You'd think that given the level of talent and the limit of playing time that Brady and Chase would not flirt with this kind of trouble or even worse, getting booted from the team."

Cosign. Both should've been jettisonned. Disappointing, Coach Self.

TopJayhawk 5 years, 1 month ago

RalphRalph You are an idiotidiot. Lack of institutional control? Right

alm77 5 years, 1 month ago

Putting this picture on this article is almost punishment enough. Wasn't this one a "caption contest" on Lawrence.com?

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

Diversion should not be a possibility for anyone with a DUI, or anyone that refuses to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Why do we wait until they kill someone?

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

Driving while impaired should be illegal regardless of the impairment.

Wny?

Because it is known to be extremely dangerous to others.

Why wait until people are killed?

Tony Kisner 5 years, 1 month ago

No drugs for a year. How does that conversation go, "OK Chase your year is up, spark one up if you have one"?

Musb, you are making too much sense.

tigerforlife 5 years, 1 month ago

"uh, uh, duh, uh, duh, uh, er, uh, er, buh, uh, uh." -- KU Coach Bill Self on Jayhawk off-court behavior

Is it me or does The Wig look like he's gotten a new rug for this big season of Hawks hoops?

booknut 5 years, 1 month ago

mus,

You are sadly mistaken. It IS illegal to drive while under the influence of prescription medications like Xanax. Rather than DUI (Driving Under the Influence) it is considered OUI (Operating Under the Influence). An OUI is also handed out when a person under the influence of alcohol or drugs, prescription or otherwise, is sitting in a running vehicle but not actively "driving" that vehicle.

number1jayhawker 5 years, 1 month ago

kmat's statement: Yes, we all make mistakes. BUT, the difference between them and the typical college student is that they are on scholarship, playing on the top ranked basketball program of all time. They are not typical college students.

WRONG, Buford is a walk on and has to pay his own tuition and housing.

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