KU's Morningstar arrested, suspended

Kansas guard Brady Morningstar has been suspended for the first semester after his arrest early this morning for suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The suspension was announced by coach Bill Self.

“We are aware of the situation," Self said. "We are also still fact-finding. Regardless of the details that concern the reason for him being stopped, he broke team rules that have been much more stringent since last week.”

The Kansas athletic program was rocked last week when at least two fights broke out between members of the men’s basketball and football teams.

Friday, University of Kansas police announced they were opening an investigation on the fight that took place outside of Burge Union on Sept. 22 around 6:50 p.m.

Morningstar was stopped in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at mile marker 205. He was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Jail at 3:42 a.m. He was released on $250 bond at 6:01 a.m.

“Brady was in serious violation of curfew,” Self said. “Because of that and his extremely poor judgment last night, I have decided to suspend him for the first semester from all competition and travel. Brady will remain a member of our team and will participate in all other team functions. We will support him through this, but needless to say I am very disappointed in the sequence of events that took place last night.”