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Kansas WR Trevor Wilson Suspended Indefinitely



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Kansas will be down a wide receiver for their week two game against West Virginia as starter Trevor Wilson has been suspended by the team indefinitely following an arrest on campus. Backup wide receiver Tanaka Scott was also suspended, though just for their week one game against Tennessee Tech on Monday.

ESPN reported that the pair were arrested last Thursday near campus and charged with suspicion of aggravated assault and use of a deadly weapon. A Lawrence police spokesperson said a man in a vehicle flashed a gun at another car before driving away from the scene.

The charges against Scott were dismissed due to a lack of probable cause, hence the shorter suspension, while Wilson was released on $5,000 bond and is due back in court on Tuesday.

Wilson is a returning starter for Kansas, starting seven games in 2022 and appearing in every one. Seven of Kansas’s top eight receivers from 2021 returned for this season and he was the leading receiver among them with 364catches in 2021. He was set to play a key role in his second season with the team after transferring from Buffalo, following his head coach Lance Leipold, prior to last year.

Scott redshirted last season. He came to the program as a three-star recruit from Mobile, Alabama.

“Well first off, I will just say Trevor Wilson will continue to be suspended indefinitely until there’s further progress in what’s happening there,” Leipold said in a press conference on Monday. “Charges were dropped against Tanaka Scott, he returned to practice today. And he will be suspended for the first game…

”Just real quickly, definitely disappointed. Disappointing that those men put themselves in that situation. But equally disappointed in myself. As a head coach it is my responsibility. You put out messages and put it out to young men to make great decisions and wherever it may be and wherever that takes place. So obviously, I haven’t done enough in my role to prevent those situations and I’ll continue to work to be better.”

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