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Prosecutors drop assault charge against ex-Kansas QB Berglund

CBSSports.com wire reports
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DENVER -- Prosecutors in Castle Rock, Colo., have dismissed an assault charge against former University of Kansas quarterback Brock Berglund after he completed community service, took a conflict management course and paid restitution to the alleged victim.

A spokeswoman for the 18th Judicial District Attorney's office said Wednesday that Berglund fulfilled the terms that were approved by the alleged victim. Berglund paid $2,935 in restitution.

"Though Mr. Berglund is disappointed charges were ever filed, he is pleased to see this matter has finally resolved in his favor," his attorney, Kevin McGreevy, said in a statement. "Mr. Berglund looks forward to finding a new academic and athletic opportunity to demonstrate his talents."

The highly touted quarterback was charged after allegedly punching a man during a party on April 9. Because of the misdemeanor charge, Berglund didn't practice with the Jayhawks last season.

Berglund has hired an attorney to help him get released from his scholarship so he can play for another program. The freshman was dismissed from the squad last week when he didn't attend a mandatory team meeting with the Jayhawks' new coaching staff. Berglund said he didn't attend for fear it would lock him in for another semester.

He said he sent a written request to school administrators in late December asking for permission to speak to other universities, but the request was denied.

Berglund and his attorney, Vince Linden, will meet Friday in Lawrence, Kan., with the university's student-athlete appeals board, which will determine whether the denial of Berglund's transfer request was fair.

If released from his scholarship, the 19-year-old Berglund said he would consider transferring to a school in the Pac-12 or the Western Athletic Conference.

He guided Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch to back-to-back state titles. He received interest from UCLA, Boise State, Vanderbilt and Colorado before joining the Jayhawks.

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