Incoming freshman Kansas University basketball player Brannen Greene was entered into a one-year diversion program this week after being cited in July for leaving the scene of an accident.
Greene, 18, of Monroe, Ga., was accepted into the program and ordered to pay $560 on Tuesday, three days before a scheduled appearance in Lawrence Municipal Court.
On July 17, Greene was cited by Lawrence police for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.
The accident was reported in the early morning hours of July 13 in the 2000 block of Ousdahl Road, where an unoccupied 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis was struck while parked in a driveway. Police said the trunk of the car was significantly damaged. Although witnesses could not immediately identify the vehicle that struck the Mercury, police later determined that it was a 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer belonging to a Lawrence man and driven by Greene.
Meanwhile, Kansas University associate athletic director Jim Marchiony told the Journal-World in July that there would be discipline, "but it will be handled internally."