A Kansas football player has been suspended indefinitely from the program as police investigated an allegation of aggravated sexual battery.
Mark Thomas, a junior receiver, was held Sunday in Douglas County jail before being released Monday. No charges have been filed in the case, but it remains under investigation, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s office.
According to a statement from the KU football team, Thomas is suspended “pending further findings in the case.” Thomas could not be reached for comment.
The alleged victim, a 19-year-old KU student, contacted KU police and said that she had been fondled while she was passed out due to intoxication, according to Capt. James Anguiano of the KU Office of Public Safety.
The alleged events, according to Anguiano, took place early Sunday morning in a car in the parking lot of the Jayhawker Towers apartments on the KU campus, where Thomas is a resident.
Thomas, 21, redshirted last season after playing two seasons at Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y.