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With Carlton Bragg case still under review, KU forward remains suspended

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As the case against Kansas forward Carlton Bragg Jr. remains under investigation, the Jayhawks forward remains suspended, according to head coach Bill Self.

The alleged victim in the battery case against Bragg was released from jail over the weekend without being charged. The case is still being reviewed.

The woman reportedly called 911 and reported that her boyfriend, Bragg, had hit her and pushed her down stairs during an argument. According to the police report, Bragg was suspected of using alcohol and drugs. The report also said the victim’s injuries were minor.

Bragg did not play on Saturday against Nebraska after he was arrested and jailed Friday morning. He was charged with one count of battery, a misdemeanor. The crime is punishable by a fine or jail time up to six months. Bragg pleaded not guilty and was released from jail on $500 bond late Friday afternoon.

During Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference, Self addressed the case, saying:

“It’s basically in the hands of the detectives and I guess the district attorney into getting — when I say us, I’m not talking about me personally or the athletic department — I’m talking about getting the information on what’s been discovered I guess through Carlton’s attorney.”

“So I’m going to reserve any comment directly about what our next step will be because I do not know other than what has been reported publicly and that was the reason why he was held out (of Saturday’s game). As far as what the detectives have discovered through an investigation or whatever is taking place, I have no idea what that is, so it will remain status quo until we know.”

Bragg’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 27. He has continued to practice with the team.

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