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Facing robbery charge, Chris Martin dismissed by Jayhawks

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For the third time in less than three years, Chris Martin‘s time at an FBS football program has come to an early and abrupt end.

Kansas head coach Charlie Weis announced Monday that the defensive end has been dismissed from the Jayhawks.  The decision comes three weeks after Martin was one of three men arrested in connection to an armed robbery.  Martin and two former KU players were charged after allegedly robbing cash and marijuana from victims at gunpoint at a house on May 13.

Despite the serious nature of the charges, the door was still open for Martin’s return to the Jayhawks.  Weis, though, intimated in his statement on the dismissal that another misstep may have been involved.

“Due to recent incidents Chris Martin was involved with, he was given a list of stipulations he was required to meet for him to remain a member of the Kansas Football team,” Weis said in the release. “Because he did not follow some of those stipulations we have dismissed him from the team.”

Martin was a five-star member of Cal’s 2010’s recruiting class, but transferred to Florida five months later.  Less than a year later, he left Florida following an arrest for marijuana possession.

He spent 2011 and 2012 at the JUCO level before transferring to the Jayhawks and Weis, who Martin had committed to when he was the head coach at Notre Dame.

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8 Responses to “Facing robbery charge, Chris Martin dismissed by Jayhawks”
  1. billybobyall says: Jun 17, 2013 6:01 PM

    Cal dodged a bullet! His trouble started after he bolted to uf. He was at Cal for a few days in their “bridge program” but left because of “potential distractions.” What a waste….

  2. mauldawg says: Jun 17, 2013 6:27 PM

    How many crimes do you have to commit to get released by Weiss? Why keep trash around and give them grades? You cant tell me this idiot went to class. Give them grades so they can hang around play football and commit crimes. What to Weiss so long?

  3. mogogo1 says: Jun 17, 2013 6:32 PM

    Sad commentary that this guy was on the roster to begin with. I get that Weiss needs wins coming off last season, but is there no level he won’t stoop to? Does anybody believe this loser would have helped the Jayhawks even if he’d managed to stay out of the police blotter? Sounds like a locker room cancer who would have negatively influenced every other player he came into contact with.

  4. jtacane says: Jun 17, 2013 6:58 PM

    wow. don’t these kids understand the value of what they are pi$$ing away..

  5. thegamecocker says: Jun 17, 2013 7:12 PM

    @jtacane asks:

    “wow. don’t these kids understand the value of what they are pi$$ing away?”
    no, they have not a clue of what they are wasting. If only people like Oscar Robertson and Bill Russell could serve as role models and parents for these young men. They would THEN understand the value of education and how it can open doors. Unfortunately we live in a society where some people EXPECT government subsidies to get by. It wasn’t always this way but we have a President who is a Socialist and doesn’t have a clue about how to create jobs. But I digress…..This punk would have done well at Miami in the 80’s with the other scum of the earth.

  6. imaduffer says: Jun 17, 2013 7:15 PM

    John, I didn’t know that you played the banjo. Was that you minor in college?

  7. John Taylor says: Jun 17, 2013 7:20 PM

    @imaduffer: I’ve been known to do some pickin’ & grinnin’ from time to time.

  8. mediocrebob says: Jun 17, 2013 11:51 PM

    Didn’t see this one coming…

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