The University of Kansas announced that sophomore linebacker Maciah Long has been dismissed from the football team.
The news comes as Long was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of marijuana, and criminal damage to property on Monday morning in an alleged domestic abuse case by the Douglas County District Court. The possession and criminal damage charges are both misdemeanors, but the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a felony. By late Monday he was thought to still be jailed on $5,000 bond.
Beaty said that Long was officially dismissed from the team for an unspecified “violation of team rules”, but in this case, I think it’s safe to make the connection.
Long came to Lawrence as a three star member of the Jayhawk’s 2016 class. Last year he was listed on the depth chart as both a linebacker and a tight end. He played in 10 games last season and recorded two carries for one yard.
The Jayhawk’s 2016 outlook won’t be affected too much without Long. He was not projected to make the two (or even three) deep at either linebacker or tight end.