Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 12/13/11
Kansas freshman guard Ben McLemore was arrested Tuesday for failing to appear in court. The 18-year-old St. Louis native failed to show on Dec. 6 in Douglas County District Court after receiving a ticket Nov. 4 for being a minor in possession of alcohol. A judge issued a bench warrant for McLemore's arrest after the missed appearance, and the player was detained on the University of Kansas campus a little after 11 a.m. McLemore posted a 500 bond about two hours later and was given a Dec. 27 court date. "Ben was arrested today for missing a December sixth court date, which is obviously not acceptable," Kansas coach Bill Self said in a statement. "Ben, not 21, was given a citation earlier for possession of alcohol at Abe and Jake's, a local Lawrence establishment. He exercised poor judgment. He also did not let anyone know that he had been cited and had a court appearance because, certainly, we would have made sure he was there. This will be a learning experience for him and proba...
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