Kansas linebacker Maciah A. Long was dismissed from the football team after he allegedly threatened a woman with a handgun and was arrested Sunday.
Long, 19, was charged Monday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, and two misdemeanors, criminal damage to property and marijuana possession. According to Douglas County District Court documents, Long is also alleged to have damaged or destroyed the woman’s television.
District Attorney Charles Branson intends to seek a domestic violence designation in the case, according to court records. Officer Drew Fennelly of the Lawrence Police Department said he couldn’t provide information about the case because it involved domestic violence.
Long was held without bond following his arrest and he made his first court appearance at 3 p.m. Monday. According to court records, Long said he planned to hire an attorney. Bond was set at $5,000 and he remained in jail as of Monday afternoon, according to the Douglas County jail log.
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KU coach David Beaty announced Long’s dismissal from the program Monday morning, citing an unspecified team rules violation.
Long, a 6-foot-2 sophomore from Houston who was a three-star Rivals recruit, played both tight end and linebacker for KU last season. He recorded two carries for 1 yard.