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KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

Posted on: December 16, 2010 12:02 pm
Edited on: December 16, 2010 12:21 pm
 
Kansas basketball player Mario Little was arrested early Thursday and booked on charges of criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and battery. Coach Bill Self has subsequently suspended him from the team.

"Mario remains a member of our team while we work through this process, but we have suspended him indefinitely from competition while we gather the facts of this incident," Self said. "Mario exercised very poor judgment in his handling of a situation. We’re disappointed in his behavior; it’s unfortunate that our university, our program and his teammates all have to deal with this negative issue."

 Little also issued a statement.

"I feel awful, and I understand that I will have to deal with the consequences of my actions," Little said. "I accept responsibility for those actions, and I apologize to my teammates for being irresponsible."

Little is averaging 6.2 points and 3.7 rebounds this season.

The Jayhawks play Southern California at Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Category: NCAAB
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Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 7:44 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

V-- check that...was it Brady that drove???(apologies to Sharon!)



Since: Feb 28, 2008
Posted on: December 16, 2010 7:40 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

Was the other dude a football player???  Did Sharon drive Mario over there???  Did any involved really graduate high school???  As the world turns in KU land...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:26 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

Or, maybe he could get a pay raise and go play for the dirtiest, filthiest coach in the game, John Calipari. I am wondering if Kentucky's vacated wins will surpass Memphis or Massachusetts. Hasn't the "Squid" set a new NCAA record for vacated wins?



Since: Jun 18, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:25 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

Mario Little just starts getting playing time and he does this. Bill Self will not stand for this. And hey I love how anytime something happens with KU a Kentucky fan is the first one to comment on it! Kentucky your head coach is a guy who violates recruiting rules every single place he goes so i would not even think to say something. And anytime a Ku player has been involved in something like this they have been suspended and punished and not been in trouble again. SO NEXT TIME you start talking about how bad KU is i would take a look at your program first.



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 6:24 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

My goodness Kansas has had disciplinary problems over the last few years.  Who are they trying to be...Illinois?



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2010 5:23 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

You can always go to Tennessee Just keep your jail uniform same color Go Jailbirds



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 5:18 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

Which indefinite absence/suspension ends first?  Little (KU), Dickson (MU), or Judge (KSU)



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 3:28 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

@bluegray: Unfortunately, things like this are ALWAYS  a distraction.


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Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: December 16, 2010 3:10 pm
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: December 16, 2010 3:03 pm
 

KU's Little arrested, then suspended from team

My thoughts on this are quite straightforward: Mario Little made a mistake.  An egregious mistake.  Regardless of what the further investigations find, it's a bad situation.  Kansas is a team that can afford the luxury of doling out punishment in the highest degree.  An indefinite suspension, in purely mathematical terms, opens up a few minutes on a No. 3 team that is activating the No. 1 guard, this on top of increasing dividends from the remaining rotation already in place.  On the other side of the equation is Mario Little's pure stroke from midrange, Kansas isn't necessarily a better team without this, but his absense leaves a void that will be readily filled by capable athletes. 

Back to the humanistic side, I'm not quite sure what will transpire here in the coming days.  However, you'd think that a significant role-player would value said role and always be aware that his actions off the court, namely negative and violent ones, will always affect his role on the court.  This on a team that could replace his role, if not exactly than quite swiftly and adequetly.  A grave misstep on the part of one Mario Little.  He runs the risk of being forgotton for his game and remembered for something far less uplifting.


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