What was supposed to be a night of celebration for Devonte’ Graham and the rest of the Kansas basketball team turned into an unfortunate evening for the Jayhawks guard.
According to reports from KUSports.com, Graham was arrested following Wednesday night’s game which clinched the Big 12 regular season championship for Kansas. Graham was arrested for failure to appear in court.
What makes matters worse is Graham faced his initial legal issues for such a minor charge: expired tags.
From the report:
Kansas guard Devonté Terrell Graham, 22, was booked into the Douglas County Jail late Wednesday night on suspicion of failing to appear for court, booking logs show. He was arrested on Jayhawk Boulevard.
The failure to appear charge stems from an expired tag ticket which was filed in late June in Lawrence municipal court case, court records show.
Graham, who scored 17 points and seven assists in the win over TCU, was released on $196 bond.
“This is my fault,” Graham said in an apology on Thursday morning. “I was driving an ex-teammate’s car and I thought the ticket was paid so I didn’t pay attention to the Notice to Appear that I got. That’s on me, and I apologize to everyone. I learned a lesson the hard way.”
Wednesday was also Graham’s 22nd birthday, so that’s not exactly how he would have wished to spend his night.