Kansas star Josh Jackson allegedlytold a female basketball player he would assault herafter an altercation at a bar in December, according to court documents obtained byThe Lawrence Journal-World.
Douglas County District Court released the affidavit from the incident Thursday which said McKenzie Calvert, the alleged victim, claims Jackson followed her outside and"was yelling for her to get out of the car and that he would beat her ass."
The reasoning behind Jackson's actions was because Calvert threw a drink on her ex-boyfriend, Kansas playerLagerald Vick, after he arrived to the bar with his new girlfriend. It was after that Calvert said she and two other female basketball players were followed outside by Jackson.
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Jackson was already charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property after he allegedly kicked in the door and tail light of Calvert's 2016 Ford.
The damage amounted to$1,127.45, according to the affidavit.
However, other damages to the car totaled$3,150.45, the documents stated. It's unclear if Jackson caused those damages.
The news of Jackson's alleged threats comes on the eve of top-seeded Kansas' matchup against No. 16 UC Davis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson during the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament, which saw Kansas lose to TCU, but he said he wouldn't take Jackson out of the NCAA Tournament.
"Josh Jackson is a tough-minded individual. His role or or playing time will only be dictated by what happens between the lines," Self told reporters Thursday in response to the court document disclosure."First thing you do is accept responsibility for what's transpired. You can't run from it.
"Our guys have rallied around this. They've rallied around Josh. It's not easy to have name across ticker each and every day.
"I don't think (team) used it as motivation. I don't think it should be used as motivation. But it shouldn't be an excuse or distriaction."
Calvert's father, Tim Calvert, already said he was talking to an attorney specializing in Title IX cases. While he said Calvert deserved her punishment for throwing the drink — she was suspended from the women's team immediately— the delayed response to suspending Jackson and punishing him "in house" for his threats and actions were unfair.