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Kansas frosh arrested for misdemeanor battery of an officer

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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.

Okay then.

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.

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5 Responses to “Kansas frosh arrested for misdemeanor battery of an officer”
  1. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 7, 2011 2:20 PM

    if he’s a walk on, give him the boot.

    If you’re a walk on and you make a D1 squad, you should be grateful and humbled.

  2. says: Sep 7, 2011 2:41 PM

    If you’re walk-on trying to making it on a D1 squad? What are you doing out at 2am the night before a game? You’ve got 40 other Saturday nights to go be an idiot.

    I was never good enough to play D1 Ball, I hate it when people waste their talents.

  3. lemmam says: Sep 7, 2011 3:36 PM

    he threw a battery at an officer?

  4. paulbrownsrevenge says: Sep 7, 2011 3:53 PM


    Me either, had dozens of offers from your run of the mill d3 schools, got invited to walk on at 4 MAC schools as a preferred walk-on. Which means come pay for school, play for a year, then get cut next year unless you are starting material as a sophmore.

    I went to a small HS in northwest ohio. The only players getting d1 offers from ohio schools are from the big city schools. most MAC schools recruit florida now for skill players.

    It was frustrating for me, I put up huge numbers at a small school, went to Ohio State senior camp, and did very well, thats how I got noticed by the MAC schools. I ran electronic timed 4.53 40yd dash at 6’3” 195 lbs. scored a crap ton of td’s in HS, returned 16 punts for td’s in my HS career. No D1 offers though.

    It makes me mad when guys do dumb crap, when so many would do anything for the opportunity they waste.

  5. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 7, 2011 4:10 PM

    I know what you mean. I went to a small Catholic school and did well. I had a couple of offers similar to yours from schools I had never heard of. At least you had heard of the MAC schools.

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