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Two Kansas Football Players Arrested on Suspicion of Aggravated Assault

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas

According to Lawrence police records, two Kansas football players have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.

Wide receivers Trevor Wilson and Tanaka Artisma Scott were both arrested shortly after 12:30 p.m. on Thursday and are being held on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, which is a felony.

The Lawrence Journal-World, a local newspaper, has the details on the suspected crime.


“According to Laura McCabe, a spokesperson for the Lawrence Police Department, police were called to the QuikTrip on the northeast corner of 23rd and Haskell about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. A man told them that two men driving two different vehicles displayed two separate weapons, then drove away. McCabe said one car was described as a red Dodge Charger and the other as an orange Dodge Challenger.

“The man said he was sitting in southbound traffic on Haskell Avenue approaching 23rd Street when the Charger’s driver pulled up next to him, opened the door, stood up and displayed the weapon. He says the driver said a few words, then got back in his car and drove into the QuikTrip lot. The Challenger followed the Charger, and that driver also displayed a weapon as he passed by, the man said, according to police.”


It is worth noting that nobody involved in the incident was injured. Police found the two men, with their vehicles and weapons, at a nearby Club Carwash where they were arrested and taken to Douglas County Jail.

The Lawrence Journal-World reached out to KU and spokesperson Daniel Berk had this to say about the situation.

“We are aware of a situation involving two of our student athletes and take all allegations very seriously. We are working to gather more information and will have no further comment at this time.”

Trevor Wilson was a returning starter at wideout from a season ago, while Scott was expected to play a role as a pass catcher as well in 2022.

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