this is new/Bragg



  • new that I know anyways. - - just read from KU hoops.com – Carlton has reached a diversion program in court today, article said - -no futher details released. – -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Well, no surprise. Speeds up the process, and potentially allows him to play. If that is what the Admin. and Self want to do, of course.



  • This is good news – but better news than it might appear. He would not get diversion if the DA thought there were other issues or problems hanging out there that were unresolved. My guess is the deal was struck quickly and he might be reinstated as the issue is now “resolved.”



  • @HighEliteMajor

    I believe this is exactly what happened. It is in the best interest of all concerned to get this issue out of the way as soon as possible.



  • Good news for him and the program.



  • Ohhh…me LIKEY…



  • But yet the star still attaches the rape w/story. The tcj has the timeline of that pm, would have been darn near impossible for our kids to have done that!



  • @HighEliteMajor Definitely good news, and I agree with your intuition. On the ESPN article they stated that Bragg was not one of the 5 witnesses named in the rape case. I may not have read everything that came out on that, but I don’t remember having been given that solid of a statement on that before. He was named a witness in the runaway situation

    @Crimsonorblue22 I have to believe part of Self’s testiness this past week and as-close-to-being-deceitful as I can recall is he’s as sharp as they come and knew the media would do everything–and still will do everything to tie them to this rape case as long as they can. Even when it is resolved, they probably still reference Jayhawk Basketball players as being “witnesses.”



  • @Crimsonorblue22 They attach the rape story because they have a narrative. Did you notice when Carlton Bragg got busted for the bong?, they all brought up…word for word…that the woman in question was CB’s “girlfriend”. now, that was disproven the last time they ran the story, more than a month ago. She wasn’t his girlfriend, period. No explanation that he was exonerated completely is ever found, so they are laying an anti-KU narrative case out. Notice that magically, an incident concerning LV from 2 YEARS AGO suddenly becomes page 1 news. A case that never warranted even calling the police just all of a sudden gets dumped at the same moment in order to bury KU. This is a bunch of bulls***, trumped up crap. imo. A kid has a bong, maybe a pipe…maybe some zigzags ( if they still sell them), gets caught…gets immediately enrolled in a rudimentary diversion program, and the Fishwrap gleefully exaggerates both a rape that none of our players were a part of, and an incident where our player was wrongfully accused. Baloney…what ever pencil dick at the Star that has the huge grudge against KU can kiss our butts. Sorry, I have reached my 212 degree limit on this.



  • @KUSTEVE I feel you man. I would like to think that people wouldnt be out to get the program but there are ALWAYS bad apples in any given barrel. The team’s toughness and poise is definitely being tested and they will become a closer unit because of it.



  • @HawkChamp When we win tonight, we will have played 3 straight Top 10 teams, 2 of which are on the road. There isn’t any team in America that has come close to facing competition like that.



  • @HawkChamp Not just bad apples. It’s a result of jealous thinking. Think about how many people hate the Patriots because they are winners (I do not like the Patriots) but every chance people get to associate them with a scandal. When some folks discuss Wooden and UCLA, the conversation typically drifts to the paid players. Talk about Calipari and how he brings in the best recruiting class every year, and surely there is a scandal there that we are missing, right? Some folks just get pleasure in others’ demise.

    Also–how many people rooted for Clemson this year simply because they have grown tired (read jealous) of Alabama’s dominance?



  • @KUSTEVE Ya I just think somebody has a stiff for Ku - -this with Vick was TWO YEARS AGO- -and nothing, now BAM her it is just trying to drag up crap - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • $50 says he returns vs ISU



  • @KUSTEVE good point - I don’t recall anyone else having that tough of a schedule. Winning 2 of 3 would be pretty good.



  • Real journalism is dead.



  • Times are changing they really are. What once was a taboo thing like smoking pot, Mary J, Chronic, or whatever you want to call it. It no longer draws the ire of society like it once did. Not excusing Bragg for breaking team rules. Yet smoking from the old Bong isn’t looked down upon as it once was.

    It wasn’t too long ago that Mario Chalmers and I forget the other Jayhawk got busted at NBA rookie camp for smoking the marijuana. Think that was the first time the puffed the green herb?

    Good or bad it is what it is.



  • @DoubleDD twas Michael Beasley.



  • @approxinfinity another jayhawk too?



  • @DoubleDD your right my friend. - -I remember when I was younger, yes that’s hard to do - - - long long time ago, but still can vaguely remember lol – -anyways I remember I also participated in the green and it was a MUCH bigger then then - -really frowned on boy well umm ya, but as you say not nearly looked upon in the same way. - - Hell think about it- -now we have where marijuana is legal in states for medical purposes & not just one state but multiple states - -so it’s changed a lot over the years.

    As far as when Bragg returns hard to say. Depends , was listening to a local radio sports program out of Topeka WIBW, and they said a lot of that could depend on the stipulation of the diversion. could have some public service work - - classes, etc etc maybe to take care of I’m not sure just what they were throwing out. - - -Obviously - -not tonight, they didn’t think not Saturday either - -then comes K-State next Monday said that would be a really really tough return in that environment, that the students had already had enough ammunitation before this with all the goings on. - -my thought is - -man just going to have to hitch them up -focus on the game and try and shut all that crap out. - -Hell they could make an excuse for every time he tries to return if you look at it that way. Time to put on the Big boy pants and get back into the fire.

    So when does he return? let’s hear ya. - -My thought Saturday - -but it is all riding on Coach self what kind of condition he puts on Bragg probably - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @DoubleDD

    “Times are changing they really are.”

    I remember, back in the “good ol’ days”, watching TV commercials showing doctors (or actors playing doctors) puffing away on cigarettes, even stating that smoking was good for your health!



  • @jayballer54

    Being the trouble maker I was when I was boy/wanna be man. I found myself on the wrong side of the law a time or two. I would assume a diversion charge in Braggs case would require some drug and alcohol/drug classes and some number of hours in community service. Yet this a new day. It maybe as simple of paying a fine and checking in with a counselor monthly for a set time period. Like I said times have changed.

    As for playing time. Coach is the captain of the ship. He’ll play when Coach says he can play. Coach loves to win but not at the cost of teaching, or defaming his program. It’s a hard call. Though Bragg’s two brushes with law are really nothing in the grand scheme of society. It’s the fact he’s had two brushes with the law. Coach and his mentors have to at least entertain the thought a pattern maybe developing.



  • @DoubleDD

    I hope he has to sit through those boring classes. He needs to be confronted with himself. I don’t have a problem about pot. But he is on a team and he put his team at risk. Very immature.

    Without knowing anything more about this, I don’t think I am prejudging him by stating he is immature and needs to grow up.

    One big lesson in maturing; there are CONSEQUENCES connected to actions. Do something good and something good will be the result, do something bad and… Immature youth doesn’t make the connection. Clearly, Carlton hasn’t made the connection either. Something like stale classes might ignite a light bulb.



  • @KUSTEVE Yeah it’s quite clear that some one at the ⭐️ has a 🍖 boner for the Hawks. Imagine that? But Newell & Bedor are also picking up 💰 paychecks from a misery address too. Like it or not they’re in the mix also. Like @brooksmd just suggested journalism is very trashy anymore. Is so unethical many who have degrees find PR type work in the private sectors far removed from reporting & written news. Career politics is a common landing spot for some, if that may tell us something about the field. JMO but someone in this process was trying to drop 💧 a bomb💥 on KU & so far has been pretty successful in stirring up 💩 & a 🐝 nest… The thing about all this that’s unsettling is that in order to print this accusatory type 💩 you have to have fairly accurate information or you butt can get in a sling real quick. Anyone can find out alot about almost anyone if they try-even I have found personals info on some of these characters- but you best be ready to back it up or your teats in the ringer quick as a jackrabbit on a date.





  • @drgnslayr

    Like the old saying where there is smoke there might be a fire. In Braggs case it might be just small embers just smoldering. Yet embers can grow into a raging fire. Might be time for KU and Coach to nip this in bud. (no pun intended) LOL



  • @globaljaybird

    There has always been staff members at the star that are not Kansas fans.

    There have always been antlers employed by the star.

    Maybe now that Mizzou is in the SEC all those wannabee journalists will look for jobs down in Mobile or Biloxi!

    hahahhheheheee… sorry… I can’t hold in the laughter on that one!



  • You can beat your sweet rear he’s paying for this!🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽🏃🏽⛹🏾🏋🏽🏋🏽



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Well I know he was innocent with the case of the girl. Yet he was out after midnight. That whole situation could’ve been avoided by being in bed or watching some tv on the couch at home. That’s all I’m saying. Most kids don’t go looking for trouble. Trouble finds them. It’s kind of like being in the wrong place at the wrong time. These kids/young men represent KU basketball. the need to avoid the wrong places and know what time it is.

    I’ll be the first to sign the petition to let Bragg play. Yet I’m just a KU fan and my interest is in KU winning. I’m not Coach or a mentor trying to teach these young men not only how to play the game but to be men.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 said:

    @approxinfinity another jayhawk too?

    Wasn’t Arthur with them?



  • @Hawk8086 yes



  • @drgnslayr Shoot, go back on YouTube and watch Johnny Carson videos and the whole dais would be smoking. Here’s one of my favorites. What a great group of funny people who don’t use cuss words to be funny.



  • @brooksmd

    Priceless! Thank you!



  • @brooksmd I have heard that the poker games Carson used to host in Hollywood for the comedians did not have such pure language!



  • @KUSTEVE I feel the same exact way on this man. Stop attaching the two stories and stop bringing up crap that is from 2015. zero reason for that Vick story to have come to light right now, it’s not even an ongoing case.



  • @globaljaybird newells name and some girl were on the original story. Another KU site not happy w/him!



  • @KUSTEVE Yep, hope this saga soon ends favorably



  • Self said in post game he was still suspended



  • Is any one else wondering why the paraphernalia was not found until 4 days after the date of the original incident?

    I am going to go out on a limb and guess that whoever they arrested for the alleged rape told the police/DA…if you cut me a deal I can give you a KU player that has drugs in his room…



  • @JayHawkFanToo I don’t think that would cut a deal w/rape. I heard a rumor the old gf turned him in. Also heard they saw it and came back later.



  • http://www.kansascity.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/vahe-gregorian/article130262729.html

    Vahe wrote this story after the game and continues the narrative of lumping the Vick/Bragg stories in with the rape. He also says that that university relies on preponderance of evidence (also what civil courts use) versus beyond a reasonable doubt which means the story might likely be true but could also not be. Two sentences later he goes on to say If it is true he fails to understand why Vick is still with the team. Instead of writing up stories and dragging this kid through the mud why not just keep your f’ing mouth shut until all the facts are on the table. He’s a paid writer FFS, do your damn homework.



  • @HawkInMizery

    Several articles about KU and all follow the same narrative of assuming guilt, lumping all the events as one gigantic event and implying a conspiracy to cover the facts. No doubt it is following an agenda to discredit KU instead of reporting on dumpster fire which is MU not only with its sports program in a free fall but the university itself circling the drain.



  • @JayHawkFanToo I completely agree. Not sure why guys like Bedore and Newell keep reporting them together unless it’s coming from someone over their heads. MU is a total dumpster fire right now. We have more SEC wins than they do this year and their football program just lost a couple incoming recruits.



  • @HawkInMizery That article was perfectly balanced. He reported specifically about the dropped charges against Bragg as why no one should assume guilt, cautioned against equating the university investigation with a criminal case, and simply discussed the context of why this period has been hard. I was impressed by the balance shown, as I usually am by the Star. Vahe also printed Self’s entire statement, and gave a great description of how he said it, far more than ESPN has when they just quote a phrase out of context, like the “distraction” thing before UK.

    A lot of people on the Board were angry about the allegations about Vick and were willing to engage in huge hyperbole about KU’s program being out of control. People were bringing up every incident since Self got here. It is only reasonable to expect the major local paper to have an interest about several things happening at once when a major crime is still unresolved. And he is right that unanswered questions leave room for suspicion and the fact that this is unfortunate. In a University privacy case, all our guys’ hands are tied.



  • @mayjay My point is that they shouldn’t even be mentioned together if one has nothing to do with the other. The drugs had nothing to do with the rape and the paraphernalia wasn’t even collected that same night. The Vick story is a separate incident as well and shouldn’t be tied with the Bragg case either. That happened over a year ago and what purpose does it serve to bring it up right now or mentioning it with completely unrelated cases? That’s mainly my point on it. Separate the cases, if people have questions about the other cases they can not be lazy and read the stories on those separately.



  • @HawkInMizery I understand your frustration, but the real world (vs our fan world) doesn’t build divides when someone is in the news. The article was an opinion/reaction piece about the whole situation, and everyone is always going to lump them together, like it or not.

    Don’t we always do this, too? For example, the Baylor football team’s assaults when we discuss Baylor. Why is this relevant to the bb program? The fact is, the Star article gave explanations in context. Vahe is not responsible for the initial reporting. To ignore the context surrounding KU’s program would have lit up all your neighbors torches as they flamed the Star for being KU apologists. Journalists get attacked if they do, and if they don’t.

    Pull back, reread it from a nonfan’s perspective or at least from a concerned fan’s perspective who wonders if something bad is happening (who hasn’t been reading every paper and article on the Net), and see if I am right that the article dispels some concerns while still being cautious.



  • @mayjay I see what you’re saying regarding that piece. I think it’s distasteful to bring up the Baylor football stuff with the basketball team as well, as one has nothing to do with the other. I’m clearly not the only person bothered by the lumping together of the stories, but looking through it from your lenses I see it in a different light. That being said i’m still not happy about it ha.



  • @HawkInMizery I forgot to mention that the one person who could probably elucidate on all the missing info is Vick provided he does not have a confidentiality agreement (as might the girl and her father) as part of the University process. If I were Vick’s attorney, though, I would tackle him and gag him with Gorilla Tape if he even walked near a microphone until the Statute of Limitations expires…



  • @mayjay hahahah that last line made me chuckle out loud. I totally agree, there’s no reason for him to speak right now especially considering it’s not a criminal case.



  • @mayjay the Topeka cap journal is the only paper that actually printed a time line and said the pipes were picked up 4 days later. Also gave the time of 10pm that the police were called… I don’t think Vick can legally say anything.


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