Investigation: Kansas Basketball Player Likely Punched, Kicked A Female Student

Ford Springer | Contributor

A University of Kansas investigation found that Lagerald Vick, a sophomore guard on the men’s basketball team, likely hit a female student several times in late 2015, the Kansas City Star reports.

Lagerald Vick #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks waits to check in during a game against the UNLV Rebels at the Thomas & Mack Center on December 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kansas won 71-53. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Vick was accused of punching the girl in her arm more than once as well as kicking her in the face, according to the Kansas City Star.

After an investigation conducted by the university’s Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, it was determined that Vick likely committed domestic violence. Vick was never charged with a crime related to the incident.

Following the investigation, “the KU office recommended Vick be put on university probation for two years,” according to the Star.

It is not known whether Vick was ever put on probation by the university or disciplined by Kansas head coach Bill Self, but Vick continues to play for the Jayhawks. The Kansas guard is averaging 24 minutes a game for the season.

Lagerald Vick #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks the ball as Nick Weiler-Babb #1 of the Iowa State Cyclones watches on in the second half of play at Hilton Coliseum on January 16, 2017 in Ames, Iowa. The Kansas Jayhawks won 76-72 over the Iowa State Cyclones. (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

(Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images)

Vick has only missed two games during his college career, both due to “illness” in late December of 2015 around the time of the alleged incident. At the time, Self told the media, “He’s not feeling good. He’s not 100 percent.”

Neither Vick nor Self have commented on the investigation.

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