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Second Kansas player gets diversion for DUI

LAWRENCE | A second University of Kansas basketball player in just over a week has been placed on diversion for drunken driving.

The Lawrence city prosecutor's office says 21-year-old Chase Buford must pay $802 in diversion and other court fees. He also is not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs for one year and must undergo substance abuse treatment.

The junior guard from San Antonio was pulled over at 12:43 a.m. on July 11 in Lawrence. His diversion includes charges of refusing to submit to a breath test and a stop sign violation.

Last week, basketball player Brady Morningstar was placed on diversion in a drunken driving case stemming from an Oct. 3 traffic stop. He also was suspended from playing in any games during the first semester.

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