Kansas basketball player Jamari Traylor and football player Rodriguez Coleman were each arrested in incidents early Sunday morning in Lawrence, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office booking log.
Traylor was arrested on a municipal charge of interfering with the duties of a police officer, and Coleman was arrested on a municipal charge of battery, according to the log. Each posted $100 bond.
Both arrests were made in the 1200 block of Oread Avenue, near The Oread, a near-campus hotel that also houses a handful of bars and restaurants. According to the Douglas County booking log, Coleman was arrested at 1:53 a.m. Sunday morning, while Traylor was arrested at 2:36 a.m.
“We were made aware of the situation concerning Jamari,” KU coach Bill Self said in a release on Sunday afternoon. “We have been gathering information all morning and will continue to do that. This will be certainly addressed and handled as we receive complete information.”
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New Kansas football coach David Beaty, who was hired on Friday and will be introduced at a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning, also released a statement on Sunday.
“The situation concerning Rodriguez was brought to our attention in the early morning hours,” Beaty said. “We are in the fact-gathering process at this time and will handle this matter internally.”
Attempts on Sunday to obtain more information about the incidents were unsuccessful. Multiple messages left with Sgt. Trent McKinley, public affairs officer for the Lawrence Police Department, were not returned.
Traylor, a redshirt junior from Chicago, is averaging 3.3 points per game and shooting 33 percent from the floor while playing 19.1 minutes per game this season. No. 11 Kansas, 6-1, is scheduled to play at Georgetown on Wednesday before returning home to face Utah at the Sprint Center on Saturday.
Coleman, a native of Cincinnati just concluded his junior season at Kansas, a year in which he playing sparingly at the receiver position. A former junior-college transfer, Coleman has recorded 11 catches in 17 games during his two seasons at Kansas.