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Former Kansas Guard Arterio Morris’ Rape Charges Dismissed

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Former Kansas guard Arterio Morris‘ rape charges are being dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

Morris was arrested on September 29th and charged with one count of rape, which led to his dismissal from the Kansas basketball program. Now, Morris’ charges have officially been dropped.


According to an affidavit (obtained by The Athletic) filed in Douglas County (KS) District Court, Morris was alleged to have held an 18-year-old woman down by the neck and raped her on August 26th in a McCarthy Hall apartment on the University of Kansas campus.

After failing to find sufficient evidence that supports the claim, the state of Kansas and the Douglas County District Attorney asked the court to dismiss all charges against the former Jayhawk.

Morris outlined his thoughts on the ruling in a Tuesday Instagram post, which reads, “For about two years we have stayed silent waiting for justice to run its course, but also trusting that the truth would come to light; which is that I am not guilty of the horrible allegations made against me It has been a path of trials, sorrow, and despair; but also one in which I was able to grow and become wiser to discern who I invite into my life. Today, I close a horrible chapter in my life, and now I look into my future with hope and with more desire to be who I was destined to be. I am moving forward with God and my family by my side.”

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