KU News Release

Sept. 23, 2009
Contact: Jack Martin, University Communications, (785) 864-7186

Chancellors statement in regard to student athlete incidents

LAWRENCE — University of Kansas Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little released the following statement today in regard to the recent incidents involving a small number of student athletes.

“I have consulted with Lew Perkins and share his disappointment regarding the recent incidents involving a small number of our student athletes. They need to realize their profiles make them representatives of the university off the court and field, as well as on it, and that KU has high expectations for its students. I appreciate the quick response by the athletic director and university staff and the strong statement from the teams’ leaders.”

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