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Kansas LB Maciah Long dismissed after alleged gun threat

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Kansas linebacker Maciah Long was dismissed from the football team after he was arrested Sunday for allegedly threatening a woman with a handgun.

Long was charged Monday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and marijuana possession. Douglas County court records allege Long damaged or destroyed the woman’s television.

Head coach David Beaty announced Monday morning that Maciah Long had been dismissed from the program, but only cited an unspecified team rules violation.

Long was a rising sophomore out of Houston, Texas, where he attended North Shore High School. The three-star recruit picked the Jayhawks over offers from Arizona State, Ohio State, Missouri, Texas Tech and others. The 6’2”-sophomore played both tight end and linebacker for KU last season, racking up only two carries for 1 yard against Baylor and TCU.

Long made his first court appearance at 3:00 p.m. on Monday after being held without bond following his arrest. Bond was set at $5,000 and he remained in jail as of Monday afternoon. Court records report that Long said he planned to hire an attorney.

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