Kansas freshman quarterback Brock Berglund, who originally enrolled at KU early but left campus in the spring, faces assault charges from an incident that occurred while he was back home in Colorado.
Berglund, a 6-foot-4, 205-pound dual-threat quarterback ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, has been charged with third-degree assault for punching an unidentified man on April 9 during a party in Sedalia, Colo.
According to the public information officer at the Douglas County Sheriff's office, the 18-year-old Berglund was "involved in an altercation with another male" and "struck the other party." Berglund was not injured in the incident, but the victim sustained injury.
On June 24, Berglund was booked and charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor. He could face a minimum of a $50 fine to a maximum six months in jail and or a $750 fine. Berglund will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing Monday.
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On Thursday, Kevin McGreevy, Berglund's lawyer, said Berglund denied the allegation and wouldn't not speak with the media.
"We are aware of the situation involving Brock Berglund," KU coach Turner Gill said in a statement. "We are going to let the judicial process play out, and we will also handle the situation appropriately internally here at KU."
After leading Valor Christian High (Colo.) to back-to-back state championships, Berglund graduated early to enroll at KU for the start of the second semester in January.
However, Berglund left the Lawrence campus in March to return home and missed the Jayhawks' 15 spring workouts.
"I am committed to being a part of the Kansas football program and am excited to join my teammates this summer," Berglund said at the time.
Little more than a month later, Berglund was involved in the alleged party fight, and he has not returned to Lawrence since.