Wednesday, September 23, 2009

UPDATED AGAIN: Tyshawn Taylor injured in a fight with KU's football team

UPDATE II: This morning, the football and basketball teams at Kansas got into another fight. According to this report, at 10am a football player went after one of the Morris twins, who responded by pushing the player down the stairs. More punches were thrown as more players from each team showed up. Things eventually died down when police and coaches showed up. It is also being reported the cause is a beef that a football team member has with Sherron Collins.

UPDATE: Tyshawn Taylor has admitted that he threw a punch which resulted in him dislocating a finger and landing in the hospital.

How did he admit it?

Via facebook, of course. I'm sure Bill Self is ecstatic.

From the KC Star (via The Big Lead):

"keep my name out ya’ mouth for you get smacked in it," [Taylor] wrote at 11:12 a.m. Tuesday, and 30 minutes later he posted, "never get outta character .. I’m always a G about it."

About 4 p.m., Taylor posted, "(racial slur)s be muggin me know I’m mugging back."

The fight reportedly went down at 6:30 pm Tuesday. After his trip to the hospital, Taylor went back to Facebook:

"I got a dislocated finger ..from throwing a punch don’t let the news paper gas yall up aite," Taylor wrote.

Minutes earlier, around midnight, he wrote: "real (racial slur)s do real things .. point plankn."
TBL also is reporting that the rumor going around Lawrence right now is that the other player is Dezmon Briscoe (a star wide receiver for the Jayhawks) and that the fight was over, what else, a girl. Of course, none of that has been verified yet. Apparently, the fight was over a girl that dated a player from one team and now dates a player from the other.

We'll be keeping an eye on this story, as I'm sure there will be some consequences for all involved.

According to reports from the Lawrence Journal-World, Kansas sophomore Tyshawn Taylor was injured in a fight with members of the Kansas football team at 6:30pm on Tuesday as the two crossed paths at the entrance on a building on campus.

Taylor dislocated his thumb and was taken to the hospital. He will reportedly be out 3-4 weeks. KU's midnight madness, called Late Night in the Phog, is on October 16th, which means that Taylor may not be ready to start the season with the team.

Tyshawn Taylor was injured in a fight with some football players.
(photo credit: Flickr)

It is not known who the other players involved in the incident are, but the Kansas athletics department is aware of and, as of last night, was already looking into the issue. Bill Self was not on campus as he is out on the road recruiting.

Taylor seems to be poised for a big year. The New Jersey native and St. Patrick's product started all but two games as a freshman, averaging 9.7 ppg, before leading the U19 team to a gold medal in the World Championships with a team-high 10.8 ppg.

More on this as the news comes in.

1 comment:

Andrew Reuss said...

14 seconds into the vid, in case you were wondering where this fine young gent gets his inspiration.