KU freshman basketball player Ben McLemore was arrested on Tuesday in Lawrence for failing to appear in court for a Dec. 6 court date.
Here is coach Bill Self's statement: "Ben was arrested today for missing a December sixth court date, which is obviously not acceptable. Ben, not 21, was given a citation earlier for possession of alcohol at Abe and Jake's, a local Lawrence establishment.
“He exercised poor judgment. He also did not let anyone know that he had been cited and had a court appearance because, certainly, we would have made sure he was there. This will be a learning experience for him and probably a fairly costly one.
“Any other discipline will be handled in-house. He should begin practicing with our team when grades are turned in (following the fall semester)."