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Report: KU QB Brock Berglund charged with assault in Colorado

Valor Christian quarterback Brock Berglund, right, scrambles away from Steamboat defenders in this 2009 photo from the Class 3A state championship football game in Aurora, Colo. Berglund signed to play football at Kansas University on Jan. 4, 2011.

Valor Christian quarterback Brock Berglund, right, scrambles away from Steamboat defenders in this 2009 photo from the Class 3A state championship football game in Aurora, Colo. Berglund signed to play football at Kansas University on Jan. 4, 2011.

July 20, 2011

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According to a KCTV5 report Wednesday night, Kansas University freshman quarterback Brock Berglund, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., was away from the football team this spring and summer because he was facing assault charges back home.

The report said Berglund, a three-star QB from Valor Christian High who was ranked as the 13th best dual-threat quarterback in the country, has been charged with third-degree assault in Douglas County, Colo., and is scheduled to attend a pre-trial conference.

According to the report, Berglund allegedly threw a punch while defending his girlfriend, who was being harassed. The police report said alcohol was not believed to be a factor.

KU football coach Turner Gill, who returned from a trip overseas Wednesday afternoon, released the following statement regarding the incident: “We are aware of the situation involving Brock Berglund. We are going to let the legal process run its course. We will also handle it appropriately internally here at KU.”

Berglund originally committed to Colorado during his senior season at Valor Christian but later changed his mind and joined the Jayhawks after CU fired coach Dan Hawkins and replaced him with Jon Embree.

Berglund graduated high school early and enrolled at KU last December. He arrived on campus in January and began taking classes but quickly returned to Colorado because of what the university called “personal circumstances.”

At the time, Berglund said: “I am committed to being a part of the Kansas football program and am excited to join my teammates this summer.”

He reaffirmed his commitment a little more than a week ago when he sent a text message to the Journal-World that proclaimed, “100% a Jayhawk.”

Since that time, however, sources have said that Berglund has not been present at voluntary summer workouts and has continued to deal with legal issues back in Colorado.

Players are scheduled to report for preseason camp Aug. 3.

Interactive Timeline

Brock Berglund timeline

Here is a timeline of the events that have unfolded since dual-threat quarterback Brock Berglund, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., first committed to KU.

Comments

Don Brennaman 2 years, 9 months ago

If he brings a pellet gun send him home.

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Kontum1972 2 years, 9 months ago

if u notice i the pic there are 3 dudes after him...

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Kontum1972 2 years, 9 months ago

a punch beats a gunshot wound to the forehead....or a stabbing

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edjayhawk 2 years, 9 months ago

I think "assault" is far reaching. I guess it depends on the result of the punch. He shouldn't be subject to further discipline from KU Football.

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Jock Navels 2 years, 9 months ago

Throwing a punch (it didn't say, "landed a punch") while defending your girlfriend during high school years is not a bad thing. Depending on the specifics it ranges from dumb to unavoidable, but not bad.

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blogme 2 years, 9 months ago

He was 17 or 18 years old when it happened. Give him a break. Find a little punk causing problems and involve someone that's well known locally and all kinds of bad PR can come from it.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 9 months ago

Let me see a photo of the girlfriend, then I'll decide

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HighScore 2 years, 9 months ago

No, I don't care if he is defending his girlfriend or not, this IS a big deal.

He is a nationally recruited QB prospect and has been proclaimed as the future of the KU system. He needs to understand what he has on the line. He (allegedly) throws a punch, and what if the situation escalated and he was injured, or even stabbed in the leg (cough cough, JR Giddens).

He needs show some maturity and learn to avoid situations like this and simply walk away.

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pigballin 2 years, 9 months ago

So he is defending his girlfriend..no big deal.

Any red blooded American would do the same as he did. But the dorks that will come on here to condemn him are the usual innocent so-called angels they perceive themselves to be.

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