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Kansas Basketball Players Reportedly Involved With Large-Scale Marijuana Case

An alleged marijuana dealer reportedly sold marijuana to members of the 2010-11 Kansas basketball team.


The University of Kansas wasn't hoping for this kind of news.

Federal prosecutors say that a Kansas drug dealer sold marijuana to multiple members of the 2010-11 Kansas Jayhawks basketball team.

Jim Cross, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office, said in an email to the AP that he could confirm that the federal prosecutor stated during a hearing "that the defendant sold marijuana to members of the KU basketball team from the 2010 and 2011 season." Cross said he couldn't provide additional information and that Moorhead would be unavailable for comment.

The AP's attempts to reach Kansas coach Bill Self and associate athletic director Jim Marchioney were unsuccessful. Two players from the team contacted by The Star said they'd never heard of Villeareal, while two others refused to comment.

The man, 32 year old Samuel Villareal III, has been charged, with others as well, with planning to distribute more than 2,000 pounds of marijuana in Johnson and Douglas counties.

It's unknown which players on the team are in question.

This still will surely provide more details as time goes on, so be sure to check back here at SB Nation Kansas City and at Rock Chalk Talk for the latest details.