Just as the Days Without An Arrest” ticker was getting tantalizingly close to double digits, a member of the Kansas football program has swooped in to save the day.
According to the Lawrence Journal-World, KU offensive lineman Cooper Kerns was arrested for carrying a fake ID and misdemeanor battery on a law enforcement officer early Saturday morning. No details on what led to the arrest were available.
The story does get a little convoluted as to what charges will actually be pursued.
According to Douglas County Jail records, Kerns was booked just before 2 a.m. Saturday at the jail after he was arrested by a Lawrence police officer in the 400 block of West 14th Street. The charges listed were misdemeanor battery on an officer, obstruction and possession of a suspended or fake ID. According to jail records, prosecutors last weekend opted not to file a charge in connection with the fake ID allegation, but Branson said Tuesday it will be reviewed again before Kerns’ first appearance scheduled for Sept. 19.
Head coach Turner Gill said “[w]e’re aware of the situation, and we will handle the matter internally.” Kerns is a freshman walk-on lineman who is redshirting the 2011 season.