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Assault charge against Kansas QB dropped

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Embattled Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund has been dealing with a legal issue stemming from a third-degree assault charge since last year. Now, he’s working to get out of his scholarship with the school.

At least he can consider one of the two battles put to bed.

According to multiple media outlets, Berglund has had his assault charge dismissed by prosecutors. Berglund, a freshman who missed the entire 2011 season dealing with the issue, completed community service and a conflict management course, and paid nearly $3,000 in restitution to the alleged victim.

Berglund received deferred prosecution.

With his legal matter settled, Berglund will undoubtedly be focusing his attention on being released from his scholarship at Kansas. Coach Charlie Weis announced that Berglund was dismissed from the team earlier this month after Berglund missed a mandatory meeting.

Berglund says he found out of his dismissal via Twitter. According to Berglund’s lawyer, Kansas informed the quarterback in December that they would not release him from scholarship, despite claims from Berglund that he hadn’t asked to be released. Berglund has an appeals meeting later this week to discuss his future standing with the school.

Until then, Kansas cannot comment on the situation.

(Photo courtesy of the Kansas City Star) 

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2 Responses to “Assault charge against Kansas QB dropped”
  1. cowhawkfan says: Jan 25, 2012 10:32 PM

    This is confusing…he hasn’t asked to be released, but he wants to be? And the school hasn’t released him, yet he’s dismissed from the team?

  2. Ben Kercheval says: Jan 25, 2012 10:45 PM

    Berglund alleges he was told in December he would not be released from his scholarship, even though he hadn’t asked. Now, he wants to be released, but he hasn’t been granted that release yet.

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