Assault charge against former Kansas football player dropped
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Prosecutors have dropped an assault charge against a former University of Kansas football player accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun.
The charge against 20-year-old Maciah Long was dropped Tuesday after he agreed to plead no contest to marijuana possession.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Long was sentenced to six months of probation and ordered to complete an anger management program.
Long was arrested in August after his then-girlfriend reported he threatened her with a gun during an argument. Prosecutors say the woman has moved out of state and didn’t want to participate in prosecuting the case.
Long, a sophomore from Houston, was dismissed from the team the day after he was arrested. He played linebacker and tight end for the Jayhawks in 2016.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com