Archive for Friday, March 2, 2012

Second victim listed in altercation involving Marcus Morris

March 2, 2012


A police report lists a second victim in an early Sunday morning fight at The Cave, 1200 Oread Ave., in which former Kansas University basketball player Marcus Morris and another man received battery citations.

Kim Murphree, a Lawrence police spokeswoman, said the victim, a 24-year-old Lawrence man, reported being hit and knocked down during the altercation, injuring his hand.

Earlier police said a male employee alleged he was punched by another man after a verbal dispute that turned physical. It was also alleged that another man punched the employee from behind. Morris, 22, and currently with the Houston Rockets, and Julius K. Harris, 23, of Philadelphia, received tickets for battery with notices to appear March 20 in Lawrence Municipal Court.


Joe Hyde 2 years, 1 month ago

It's not just Marcus but all 1st Round NBA Draft Pick millionaires; they just need to somehow stay away from bars and clubs until their third year of being a pro. There's just too much chance of the social setting going haywire to where things get physical and a judge ends up taking away lots of that hard-won professional salary.

It's about playing off-court defense the smart way. Let the dummies score on you. Don't foul. Do not foul no matter what.


blindrabbit 2 years, 1 month ago

Sounds like Nancy Longhurst and the Fritzels need to do a little sit-down about the management of The Cave. Did they hire Dennis Steffes to direct the operation, sounds kinda like his former Last Call.


Tony Kisner 2 years, 1 month ago

The stereo typing on these comments are unfortunate. Enlightenment takes a step backwards.


oneeye_wilbur 2 years, 1 month ago

The Cave will never be upscale. Given that, and the operation as status quo, the next call to the Oread Inn may turn the Cave into the Last Call.

It's just a matter of time before the owners of the upstairs condos get shot while standing on their balconies watching the police cars and ambulance. Remember, last year some shots were fired in the area. It is coming and very much like the Last Call where there is no call now for disturbance.

Spin the place all you want, but it is a bar that will bring nothing but trouble and the area around it to the west is not lighted. The traffic is a mess with cars parked in the driving lane on Indiana.

Where is the hotel management at 2AM/


consumer1 2 years, 1 month ago

"But the fact is that bouncers at clubs like these are often itching for a fight as much as those they are trying to remove."

And... how are these facts boz? What scientific poll are you quoting from???


classclown 2 years, 1 month ago

Should have just tased him and let him wake up in the street.


sunny 2 years, 1 month ago

A bunch of drunk people in a club, and bozo blames the sober staff. Figures!


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 1 month ago

I've never been to the Cave, but all too often, bouncers at night clubs tend to be hot-heads themselves, and choose to escalate or even precipitate a situation rather than diffuse it. Not saying that's what happened here-- just saying'.

Given the number of altercations there since it's been open, perhaps management should review the training they give their staff.


Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 1 month ago

Sad- the Cave has the potential to be a nice, upscale, classy place- with it's wine and martini bars. Unfortunately it's bringing in a different clientele.

I've gone there a few times with the wife and our friends (all of us 30+); we loved it at first... good mixture of college kids dressed nicely (dress shirts for the guys and dresses for the girls), wedding parties, and adults our age. We watched the dress standards drop, the clientele get younger and rougher. We haven't been back in awhile... due to this downturn in standards.


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