Damn dude, you don't have to defend your decision to go to the game. It's cool.
Damn dude, you don't have to defend your decision to go to the game. It's cool.
It won't surprise me if Baylor has some first place votes this week.
Is the Big 12 the best conference in the country this year?
We need someone in the conference to now bow out in the first round to a double digit seed, cough, cough, Baylor, Baylor.
I think Baylor has choked as a high seed the past 2 seasons. We did it in '14-'15. Sweet 16 last year.
No matter what happens the rest of the year, we'll at least have this gif from last night's game.
We might be the 9th place team.
We just got our ass kicked by a bad Iowa team
What the $#@! is that $#@!? You're not the better team. They worked you like a rented mule. I hope those $#@!suckers are running until they puke today. We're officially a bubble team now, jack ass.
Kansas Carlton Bragg Jr pushes girl down stairs
University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. was arrested and charged with battery on Friday, after reportedly striking a woman and pushing her down the stairs. He pleaded not guilty later the same day.
Bragg, 20, is a 6-foot-10-inch sophomore forward from Cleveland, and a 2015 McDonald’s High School All-American, according to the KU men’s basketball roster.
In light of Friday’s incident, Bragg will not play in Saturday’s game against the University of Nebraska, head coach Bill Self said Friday evening, in a statement. Self did not say how long the suspension would last.
“Carlton and I have spoken,” Self said. “He certainly understands the circumstances surrounding this issue. We are taking this charge very seriously; we’re going to hold him out from competition as we continue to gather facts.”
Bragg was charged in Douglas County District Court with one count of battery, a misdemeanor, according to the District Attorney’s Office. He pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon, appearing in court via video from the Douglas County Jail.
Bragg’s bond was set at $500, and he was released from jail later that afternoon. As a condition of his release, Bragg is to have no contact with the alleged victim in the case.
Bragg’s attorney, Hatem Chahine, said Bragg had no criminal history and would cooperate with the court process.
“I assure you he wants to get this resolved,” Chahine said.
Chahine said in court and reiterated to reporters after the hearing that Bragg has no desire to contact the alleged victim.
“He has no problems with following the no-contact order in this case,” Chahine said.
Chahine is a partner with the Fletcher Rohrbaugh and Chahine law firm, with offices in Lawrence and Olathe. He said he took the case Friday and declined to answer who reached out to him or elaborate more on the battery allegations.
Bragg’s charges stemmed from a 911 call placed about 1 a.m. Friday, according to an announcement from District Attorney Charles Branson.
Lawrence police responded, and the caller told officers that her boyfriend struck her and pushed her down stairs during an argument in the 1000 block of Emery Road, Branson said. That area of Emery Road, near the KU campus, is home to several apartment buildings and fraternity and sorority houses.
Bragg was suspected of using alcohol and drugs, according to the front page of the Lawrence Police Department’s report. The report indicated that the victim’s injuries were not severe.
She is a KU student, according to the university directory.
Battery is knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to another person, or causing physical contact with another person in a rude, insulting or angry manner, according to the Kansas statute.
The crime is punishable by a fine or jail time up to six months.
Bragg was booked into jail about 6 a.m. Friday, initially on suspicion of domestic battery, according to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office records.
However, Branson noted that the relationship between Bragg and the victim did not meet the statutory requirements for domestic battery.
Under the state’s domestic battery statute, a girlfriend would only qualify if she and the suspect lived together, had lived together in the past, had a child together or if she was pregnant and the suspect was alleged to be the father.
Separate from criminal proceedings, Bragg could face discipline by KU if he were found to have violated university rules.
Leaders from the KU police department and KU student affairs department were seen entering the district attorney’s office shortly before Bragg’s hearing on Friday, but they were not present in the courtroom. KU public affairs representatives did not respond Friday to a Journal-World inquiry asking whether university officials were investigating the incident.
However, according to KU’s Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities, intimate partner violence violates the code, and students found responsible for it could be subject to discipline whether the violence occurred on campus or off. KU has jurisdiction to investigate and adjudicate such complaints if they involve two students and the alleged violence affects one’s on-campus safety, according to the code.
KU also considers dating or intimate partner violence a form of sexual harassment under Federal Title IX and related federal rules, according to the university’s sexual harassment and sexual violence procedure document. Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination in education and requires universities to investigate and adjudicate reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence on their campuses.
In such cases, university investigators determine responsibility for violations based on a preponderance of the evidence, meaning allegations are more likely than not to have occurred. Courts of law convict when a suspect is determined to be guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Bragg’s next court appearance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Dec. 27.
Looks like someone who is sorry for their crime. How long do you think he is suspended for? Until conference play?
He sure looks remorseful. Prolly felt threatened and just overreacted.
Didn't read the article but apparently he pushed his girlfriend down some stairs. She was also apparently arrested but then not charged.
Self will do the wrong thing but somehow get praised by the media for doing the right thing.
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I don't really have a dog in this fight (I do but I'm not a $#@!weed) so I think he should be off the team if he did fight a girl. A dude is different but the fact that it is a woman means completely different consequences. Supposedly there is video footage about the incident which should clear it up.What the kids say: They were at a party at the DU frat, the girl's a sophomore in the Theta house and was there with several friends. There were dozens of people all around them and many are reporting that Saleeha (the girl) was pushing and hitting on Carlton and he was simply trying to get her off him. They say there was no fall down stairs and no injuries to her. They also say she has called police more than once on other boys that she has gotten into arguments with. So, who knows the truth. Seems like bad behavior all the way around, including the drunken chaos of a frat party. But there certainly were lots of witnesses. Hoping facts can be established fast.
Regarding my ISIS comment:
This is the girl's brother apparently http://www.kansascity.com/news/local...e20288811.html. He was one of the ISIS guys that went and shot up Garland with his buddy. He ded.
Bragg cleared. Charges dropped on him and filed against the woman. Surveillance video shows she attacked him hitting him no less than 8 times and attempting to choke him. He pushed her away and she fell onto an ascending staircase.
Seemed pretty cut and dry from the video apparently. Game on. Keep away from the cray young man. Pussy will eat you up.
Baylor and Okie Lite both playing tonight. I'm interested to see what OSU looks like, I haven't seen them play yet this year.
Baylor apparently added yet another big that can shoot the three last night. What the $#@! is up with him and getting these players? Do they come like that or does he practice them spreading the floor and taking those shots in practice?
Speaking of height and length, I hate how these high profile players come into college at 6'8" or taller. A good bunch of guys at 6'10" or above but they weigh 180 pounds. If you're tall there is a good chance that you are top 50 as a recruit which means the NBA is already scouting you. These kids would be so much more ready for the NBA if they could come into college without thinking about the league and get to 240+ pounds. Right now they come in at 180-210 and are already looking to leave when they are 200 pounds. In the NBA you're never going to see the floor at that weight if your 6'10". At the PF position you need to be able to rebound and you're not going to get that done without some body maturity.
TTU won against a tougher than their record shows Richmond team at Richmond. They could beat the top three teams this year if they're clicking.
Longhorns on right now against Arky. Don't know much about Arky but Texas is currently up.
I hope more big 12 teams start playing teams like Richmond. Just plays all tourney teams from previous years in the noncon. Others should too. Helps the league.
Good slate of Big 12 games today with only Baylor and WVU playing minor conference teams (unless you want to count Drake and WSU as well, I consider them Mid-Major)
OSU beat a good Wichita State team, TTU beat a good Richmond team as stated earlier, KU beat an okay Davidson team (no idea how they stack up this year), KSU beat Mid-Major CSU, and ISU beat Drake for nice conference wins.
Unfortunately, Texas lost to Arky and OU blew a 15+ point lead to Memphis and lost.
From now until the 30th there are only a few that **should** be interesting. OU vs Auburn (12/21), Texas vs Kent State (12/27), and KU vs UNLV (12/22).
Then we have a great slate of conference games on the 30th that will start showing who's a contender or not. As always this league isn't a cakewalk (unless you're KU). I might end up watching Big 12 BBall on ESPN News and ESPN 2 from 3 until it's over. Every game should be good if non-con records indicate quality but TCU proved last year that that's not always the case.
Just looking at the records (not the schedules) leads me to ask; is Texas going to finish in last or close to it?
I'm pretty geeked for the conference kick off on Dec. 30th, I'm really hoping for some epic bball but realistically not expecting a lot from the Horns. Either way with everybody playing the same day it's going to be nuts.
If we finish 9th or 10th in the conference then he's coaching forbhis job next year. That said, if we can get Bamba and Coleman and somehow not lose any of our current underclassmen, we should be much deeper and more experienced next year.
We still have seniors running their mouths about the quality of opponent.
I've never had such a hard time rooting for ISU ever.
TTU is like 10-1 or something. Their schedule has been crap, but I'm still not counting them as an automatic win, especially not in Lubbock.
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