Kansas Basketball Player Arterio Morris Suspended Amidst Rape Allegation
Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris has been suspended from the team following a rape accusation. (Photo: The Kansas City Star)
Kansas Basketball Player Suspended Amid Rape Accusation; Teammates Listed as Witnesses
According to The Tribune article, Kansas has taken the step of suspending Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris, a member of their men’s basketball team, in response to a rape accusation. This development was confirmed by The Kansas City Star, which drew upon information from two sources, including a representative from the KU athletics department.
The alleged rape incident was reported at the on-campus residence hall, where Kansas men’s basketball players reside. It’s worth noting that Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris was not explicitly mentioned in the incident report, but two of his teammates, Johnny Furphy and Elmarko Jackson, were identified as witnesses.
Additionally, the transfer student Nick Timberlake from Towson was mentioned in connection with the incident.
Kansas Basketball Player Arterio Morris Faces Open Case After Previous Legal Troubles
According to SI article, as of now, no arrest warrant has been issued for Kansas basketball player Arterio Morris, and formal charges have not been filed. The case remains open, as confirmed by the Douglas County District Attorney’s office. Morris’s history includes transferring to Kansas after his freshman season at Texas, where he encountered off-the-court issues.
In June of the previous year, he faced an arrest following an alleged altercation with his ex-girlfriend, resulting in a Class A misdemeanor assault charge. Ultimately, Morris pleaded no contest and paid a $362 fine. Despite this legal matter, Morris managed to participate in all 38 games for the Longhorns, serving as a reserve and averaging 4.6 points per game last season.
Both Kansas coach Bill Self and Morris’s agent, Chris Gaston, have refrained from commenting on the situation when approached by The Kansas City Star.