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Kansas OL Joe Krause No Longer With University, Football Team

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas

Kansas offensive lineman Joe Krause is no longer with the football team and the university, per a Kansas spokesperson.

Krause was already suspended from the football program by head coach Lance Leipold after his arrest in connection to an alleged bomb threat.

Krause was charged with making an aggravated criminal threat, a “severity level 5 person felony,” according to the Kansas City Star.


According to Douglas County, Krause is accused of “unlawfully, feloniously, and with the intent to place another in fear, or to cause the evacuation, lock down or disruption in regular, ongoing activities of any building, communicate a threat to commit violence.”

According to an affidavit, a message sent through Kansas’ anonymous message system on July 24 made threats and included hints of self-harm. The final message read “There is a bomb at the football facilities” and triggered evacuation of the Anderson Football Complex and other football facilities

Krause is currently out on bail, set at $10,000, and is next due to appear in court sometime in August.

During his time at KU, Krause appeared in two games (2020), redshirted in 2021, and did not appear in any games in 2022. Now, no longer a part of the program, Krause faces much bigger issues than his position on the depth chart.

According to court documents, the Kansas City Star reports that Krause faces “a minimum of 31 months (two years and seven months) to a maximum of 136 months (11 years and four months) in prison and/or a fine of up to $300,000 and 24 months of post-release supervision” if convicted of his charges.

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