Archive for Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Defense attorney: Trial unlikely in case involving former KU football player Jamal Greene

December 8, 2010


A defense attorney on Wednesday said he doesn’t expect a trial to be held on allegations that a former Kansas University football player held four students at gunpoint last May.

Joshua Allen, the attorney for Jamal Greene, told Douglas County District Judge Paula Martin that the two sides could have a resolution in the case in February.

“We just have a few more details to work out,” Allen told the judge.

Greene, whose trial is scheduled for Feb. 7, is accused of holding four KU students at gunpoint May 14 at Tuckaway Apartments, 2600 W. Sixth St., while another former KU player Vernon Brooks went to a back bedroom in the apartment.

Prosecutors and police allege Greene and Brooks entered the apartment because they thought they could steal drugs and money from a back bedroom. Brooks was dismissed from the team earlier last spring, and Greene was kicked off the team after he was arrested in this case.

Both men face separate trials on one count each of aggravated burglary, four counts of aggravated assault and one count of conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary.

Greene, who is 23 and initially from Kansas City, Kan., played football this fall for Mid-America Nazarene University of Olathe.


Enoughsaid 7 years, 6 months ago

What's up with our athletes, they get a 100 percent free education plus a tutor and someone to check on them each day to make sure they are going to class. Every year either a basketball or a football player is arrested for a major crime.

In recruitment 101 the coaches need to tell their the players if they are going to do the thug thing, to at least do it on campus. As the KU cops have a tradition of taking no report or handling the issues internally, (run a few more laps at practice). I recall last year went some football and basketball players had a fight on campus, they were all wisked away in a van when the media arrived. KU PD was on channel 6 that evening stating no report was taken because they have no victims that have come forward, ( how about a report on disorderly).

Thank god Lawrence Police Department doesn't play games with the athletes on campus and has no issues arresting them. Several years ago I was in District Court when a football player had a court hearing for busting out a windshield on a Lawrence police vehicle that was on Mass. Street. When the judge asked the athlete if he was going to need an attorney appointed or hire his own. The athlete stated KU would provide him an attorney. Good use of the taxpayers money.

Another KU thug bites the dust.

Fatty_McButterpants 7 years, 6 months ago

Enough: disorderly conduct requires a victim that wants to press charges.

TopJayhawk 7 years, 6 months ago

So the Nazarenes are playing thugs now? How do they square that one?

somebodynew 7 years, 6 months ago

The same way all the other schools (Including KU) do - - Win, baby, just win !!!!!

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